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Psychological treatment centres: May be less effective than suggested

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 11 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1155
  1. Martin Zinkler (, consultant psychiatrist
  1. East London and City Mental Health NHS Trust, London E13 8SP

    EDITOR—Layard proposes establishing 250 psychological treatment centres for cognitive behavioural therapy in the United Kingdom.1 His cost-benefit analysis is based on one new therapist treating 80 patients a year.

    One patient would receive 16 sessions of treatment. One therapist would deliver …

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