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Cognitive-behavioural therapy for severe mental disorders: Back to the future?

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Jan Scott


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Like recent medication studies, it appears that when cognitive-behavioural therapy is tested in pragmatic effectiveness trials involving routine clinical populations it does not fare as well as in efficacy trials. Given the multitude of factors that can 'muddy the waters' in clinical trials, how do we best make sense of the findings?

Publication metadata

Author(s): Scott J

Publication type: Editorial

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Journal of Psychiatry

Year: 2008

Volume: 192

Issue: 6

Pages: 401-403

ISSN (print): 0007-1250

ISSN (electronic): 1472-1465

Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists


DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.108.053876