Is guided self-help as effective as face-to-face psychotherapy for depression and anxiety disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative outcome studies.

@article{Cuijpers2010IsGS,
  title={Is guided self-help as effective as face-to-face psychotherapy for depression and anxiety disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative outcome studies.},
  author={Pim Cuijpers and T van den Donker and Annemieke van Straten and Jinliang Li and G Andersson},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 12},
  pages={
          1943-57
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although guided self-help for depression and anxiety disorders has been examined in many studies, it is not clear whether it is equally effective as face-to-face treatments.MethodWe conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in which the effects of guided self-help on depression and anxiety were compared directly with face-to-face psychotherapies for depression and anxiety disorders. A systematic search in bibliographical databases (PubMed, PsycINFO, EMBASE, Cochrane… CONTINUE READING

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