Letters Antidepressants v cognitive behavioural therapies

Patients in trials of antidepressants are not typical of those in everyday practice

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i577 (Published 10 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i577
  1. Ian Hamilton, lecturer
  1. Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK
  1. ian.hamilton{at}york.ac.uk

Amick and colleagues’ review should help clinicians and patients when choosing treatments for depression.1 This review is welcome given the prevalence of depression and the paucity of research on the effectiveness of treatment.

However, most of the evidence came from pragmatic randomised controlled …

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