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Psychotherapy for Depression Across Different Age Groups

Psychotherapy for Depression Across Different Age Groups 19-03-2020

Psychotherapy for depression is less effective in children and adolescents than in adults and the elderly. A new meta-analysis was published in JAMA Psychiatry. 

Depression is a serious and common mental health problem. Although a number of psychological and pharmacological treatments are available for this serious psychiatric condition, there is still a lot of room for improvement. As is true for virtually all mental disorders, the most common and comparatively most effective form of psychological treatment for depression is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Auteurs: Pim Cuijpers, PhD; Eirini Karyotaki, PhD; Dikla Eckshtain, PhD; Mei Yi Ng, PhD; Katherine A. Corteselli, MA; Hisashi Noma, PhD; Soledad Quero, PhD; John R. Weisz, PhD

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