Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.
QUESTION: In patients with depression, is psychological therapy (non-directive counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy [CBT]) more effective than usual general practitioner (GP) care?
Randomised (allocation concealed*), unblinded,* controlled trial with 1 year follow up. This abstract reports the results of the randomised 3 way comparison only (197 of 464 patients).
13 general practices in northern London and 11 practices in greater Manchester, UK.
197 patients who were ≥18 years of age (mean age 37 y, 77% women) and were depressed or depressed and anxious (score ≥14 on Beck Depression Inventory [BDI]). Exclusion criteria were serious suicidal intent, psychological treatment in previous 6 months, use of antidepressants, restricted mobility, organic brain syndromes, or inability to complete questionnaires. Follow up was 91% at 4 months and 84% at 1 year.
Patients were allocated to non-directive counselling (n=67), CBT (n=63), …