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Systematic review with meta-analysis and meta-regression.
Existing meta-analyses of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for depression, panic disorder, and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), and searches of MEDLINE and the Cochrane Collaboration Trials Register up to November 2002.
Study selection and analysis:
The review included randomised controlled trials of (RCTs) of CBT, behavioural therapy, or cognitive therapy with a wait list, no treatment, attention placebo, or pill placebo control group. Participants were aged 18 or over with DSM-III or DSM-III-R major depression or dysthymia (excluding psychotic disorder and bipolar disorder), panic disorder or DSM-III-R or DSM-IV generalised anxiety disorder. RCTs were only included if means and standard deviations …
For correspondence: Michelle M Haby, Senior Epidemiologist, Health Surveillance and Evaluation Section, Public Health Group, Department of Human Services, Level 18, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia;
Source of funding: not stated.
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