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Phone Therapy More Popular Than Face-To-Face For Depression
2012-06-06 10:55:16

Patients suffering from depression are more likely to get therapy when it is offered over the phone, compared to traditional therapies, according to a new study from Northwestern University researchers. And while therapy by telephone may be more appealing to many depressed people, face-to-face therapy is seen as slightly more effective, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Yet, lead authors David C. Mohr, PhD and Joyce Ho, PhD believe...

2012-06-06 09:18:25

Patients with major depression who received telephone-administered cognitive behavioral therapy (T-CBT) had lower rates of discontinuing treatment compared to patients who received face-to-face CBT, and telephone administered treatment was not inferior to face-to-face treatment in terms of improvement in symptoms by the end of treatment; however, at 6-month follow-up, patients receiving face-to-face CBT were less depressed than those receiving telephone administered CBT, according to a study...

2009-10-06 08:59:26

Randomized trial at Group Health finds significant benefit with modest cost When people get brief, structured, phone-based cognitive behavioral psychotherapy soon after starting on antidepressant medication, significant benefits may persist two years after their first session, with only modest rises in cost. Over two years, this treatment is cost-effective, according to a randomized trial in the October 2009 Archives of General Psychiatry. "The most important reason to treat depression is to...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.