Therapist-rated outcomes in a randomized clinical trial comparing cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy for major depression

E. Driessen, H.L. Van, J. Peen, F.J. Don, S. Kool, D. Westra, M. Hendriksen, P. Cuijpers, J.W.R. Twisk, J.J.M. Dekker

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Abstract

Background The efficacy of psychodynamic therapy (PDT) for depression is debated due to a paucity of high-quality studies. We compared short psychodynamic supportive psychotherapy (SPSP) to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in a randomized clinical trial. We used therapist-rated outcomes to examine how the course of change during treatment could be best represented and to compare treatment efficacy, hypothesizing non-significant differences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-118
JournalJournal of affective disorders
Volume170
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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