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Who can benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy?

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Anyone with mild or moderate depression may benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), even without medication. A number of studies have shown CBT to work at least as well as antidepressants for mild and moderate depression. Studies also show that a combination of antidepressants and CBT can work well in treating major depression.

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Psychiatry Clinics of North America : “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Mood Disorders: Efficacy, Moderators and Mediators.”

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies” “Depression.” 

The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences : “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression.” 

Clinical Psychology Review : “A meta-analysis of nonrandomized effectiveness studies on outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy for adult anxiety disorders.” 

Simon Rego, PsyD, chief psychologist, director of psychology training, and director, CBT training program, Montefiore Medical Center, New York.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Psychiatry Clinics of North America : “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Mood Disorders: Efficacy, Moderators and Mediators.”

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies” “Depression.” 

The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences : “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression.” 

Clinical Psychology Review : “A meta-analysis of nonrandomized effectiveness studies on outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy for adult anxiety disorders.” 

Simon Rego, PsyD, chief psychologist, director of psychology training, and director, CBT training program, Montefiore Medical Center, New York.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 09, 2018

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