The efficacy of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in treating depressive and anxiety disorders: a meta-analysis of direct comparisons.

@article{Cuijpers2013TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in treating depressive and anxiety disorders: a meta-analysis of direct comparisons.},
  author={Pim Cuijpers and Marit Sijbrandij and Sander L. Koole and Gerhard Andersson and Aartjan T F Beekman and Charles F. Reynolds},
  journal={World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={137-48}
}
Although psychotherapy and antidepressant medication are efficacious in the treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders, it is not known whether they are equally efficacious for all types of disorders, and whether all types of psychotherapy and antidepressants are equally efficacious for each disorder. We conducted a meta-analysis of studies in which psychotherapy and antidepressant medication were directly compared in the treatment of depressive and anxiety disorders. Systematic searches in… CONTINUE READING