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Routine behavioural therapy improves mental health


Routine behavioural therapy can have significant positive outcomes for people with depression, a German study has found.

The beneficial effect of behavioural therapy for depression is well known but the researchers found that routine forms of such therapy, which could be provided in the environment of the normal psychotherapy practice, also had significant results.

The study was carried out with 229 patients referred with depression to the outpatient clinic at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz between 2001and 2008.



Readers' comments (3)

  • The Germans are much more advanced in the UK in psychology, mental health, psychiatry and psychotherapy anyway and patients get a much better deal and more understanding than is the case here.

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  • correction above

    should read the germans are much more advanced THAN the UK.........etc.

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  • interesting that there are no thoughts or comments on this study - maybe it is because it was done outside GB. Perhaps it is time that the Brits and the staid NHS learned from others with experience.

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