How effective are cognitive behavior therapies for major depression and anxiety disorders? A meta-analytic update of the evidence.

@article{Cuijpers2016HowEA,
  title={How effective are cognitive behavior therapies for major depression and anxiety disorders? A meta-analytic update of the evidence.},
  author={Pim Cuijpers and Ioana A Cristea and Eirini Karyotaki and Mirjam Reijnders and Marcus J. H. Huibers},
  journal={World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association},
  year={2016},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          245-258
        }
}
We report the current best estimate of the effects of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in the treatment of major depression (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder (PAD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD), taking into account publication bias, the quality of trials, and the influence of waiting list control groups on the outcomes. In our meta-analyses, we included randomized trials comparing CBT with a control condition (waiting list, care-as-usual or pill placebo) in the acute… CONTINUE READING
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