The effects of psychotherapies for major depression in adults on remission, recovery and improvement: a meta-analysis.

@article{Cuijpers2014TheEO,
  title={The effects of psychotherapies for major depression in adults on remission, recovery and improvement: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Pim Cuijpers and Eirini Karyotaki and Erica S Weitz and Gerhard Andersson and Steven D. Hollon and Annemieke van Straten},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2014},
  volume={159},
  pages={118-26}
}
BACKGROUND Standardised effect sizes have been criticized because they are difficult to interpret and offer little clinical information. This meta-analyses examine the extent of actual improvement, the absolute numbers of patients no longer meeting criteria for major depression, and absolute rates of response and remission. METHODS We conducted a meta-analysis of 92 studies with 181 conditions (134 psychotherapy and 47 control conditions) with 6937 patients meeting criteria for major… CONTINUE READING

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