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Cognitive Therapy versus Medication in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Depression 

Cognitive Therapy versus Medication in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Depression
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Cognitive Therapy versus Medication in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Depression
Author(s):

Daniel Barron

, and Robert Ostroff

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190625085.003.0028
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date: 23 October 2019

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study on major depressive disorder. Is paroxetine or cognitive therapy more effective in treating patients with moderate to severe major depressive disorder? Starting with that question, it describes the basics of the study, including funding, study location, who was studied, how many patients, study design, study intervention, follow-up, endpoints, results, and criticism and limitations. The chapter briefly reviews other relevant studies and information, discusses implications, and concludes with a relevant clinical case.

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