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Psychological treatment centres: Quality of psychological treatment is important

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 11 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1155
  1. Steven Taylor (, professor
  1. Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A1

    EDITOR—Layard presents a strong argument for the need for more practitioners trained in empirically supported psychological treatments for mood and anxiety disorders.1 Treatments such as cognitive behavioural therapy are as efficacious as leading drug treatments for mood and anxiety disorders but have lower relapse rates. They can also be effectively administered in groups, typically of six …

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