Relative efficacy of psychotherapy and combined therapy in the treatment of depression: A meta-analysis.
Jonghe, F. de
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0.001). Conclusions In the acute treatment of adult psychiatric outpatients with major depressive disorder, patient compliance with combined therapy matches compliance with psychotherapy alone. Combined therapy is more efficacious than psychotherapy alone. However, these results depend on severity and chronicity. Combined therapy outperformed psychotherapy in moderate chronic depression only. No differences were found in mild and moderate non-chronic depression. No data were found for mild chronic depression and for severe depression. Keywords: Psychotherapy; Pharmacotherapy; Combined therapy; Depression; Major depressive disorder; Meta-analysis