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Telephone administered CBT reduces rates of treatment discontinuation among primary care patients with depression

The JAMA Report

Many patients experiencing depression prefer psychotherapy over taking antidepressant medications. However, around 75 percent of primary care patients who are diagnosed with depression experience barriers making it difficult for them to receive and continue regular therapy sessions. A new study examines whether cognitive behavioral therapy delivered over the telephone can be just as effective as seeing a therapist face-to-face. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.


JAMA. 2012;307(21):2278-2285

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