Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Cost-Effective Alternative for Our Psychiatric Hospitals

Psychological treatments, particularly cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), are recommended to treat depression. CBT is a merging of cognitive and behavioural approaches to understanding and treating psychological distress. More recently, a series of meta-analysis and a larger, randomised control trial replicated the finding that CBT and BA are comparably effective. This has important implications for delivery of treatments because behavioural interventions are simpler to carry out than CBT. more

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