The benefits of talk therapy for depression have been overstated in the scientific literature, according to a study in the journal PLOS ONE.
The finding comes several years after a similar study reached the same conclusion about antidepressant drugs.
Both talk therapy and antidepressant drugs “are efficacious,” says Steven Hollon, a professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University and an author of the study, which was published Wednesday. “They’re just not as efficacious as we think they are.”
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