Psychotherapy effective for subthreshold depression. Practitioner 2014; 258 (1776):8

Psychotherapy effective for subthreshold depression

24 Nov 2014Registered users

Psychological interventions may be effective in the treatment of subclinical depression and prevent progression to major depression, but more high quality evidence is needed, a meta-analysis has concluded. Eighteen randomised controlled trials met the inclusion criteria for the meta-analysis. The 1,913 participants were adults with ‘clinically relevant depressive symptoms’ identified either by using a self-rating depression questionnaire e.g. CES-D score 8-15 or a diagnostic interview. There were 947 patients in the treatment group and 966 in the control group.

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