Effects of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy in depressed primary-care patients: a randomized, controlled trial including a patients' choice arm.

@article{Hegerl2010EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy in depressed primary-care patients: a randomized, controlled trial including a patients' choice arm.},
  author={Ulrich Hegerl and Martin Hautzinger and Roland Mergl and Ralf Kohnen and Michael Sch{\"u}tze and Winfried Scheunemann and Antje-Kathrin Allgaier and James Charles Coyne and Verena Henkel},
  journal={The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={31-44}
}
Mild depressive syndromes are highly prevalent among primary-care patients. Evidence-based treatment recommendations need to be derived directly from this diagnostically heterogeneous group. The primary aim was to assess the efficacy of sertraline and cognitive-behavioural group therapy for treatment of depressed primary-care patients, the secondary aim was to evaluate if receiving treatment according to free choice is associated with a better outcome than randomization to a particular… CONTINUE READING
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