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"Until now, there was little evidence to help clinicians choose the best next step treatment for those patients whose symptoms do not respond to standard drug treatments"
"In many countries access to CBT is limited to those who can afford it. Even in the UK where there has been substantial investment in psychological services, many people who have not responded to antidepressants still do not receive more intensive psychological therapies such as CBT that take 12 to 18 sessions. In the USA, only about a quarter of people with depression have received any form of psychological therapy in the last 12 months."
"(These findings) add to the already impressive efficacy for CBT as assessed for other stages of treatment ...If the broader IAPT vision is realised, it has the potential to serve as a model for depression treatment for other nations."
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"Cognitive behavioural therapy as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy for primary care based patients with treatment resistant depression: results of the CoBalT randomised controlled trial"
Dr Nicola Wiles PhD
The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 7 December 2012. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61552-9
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