Lancet Study on CBT and Behavioral Activation Challenged


In July, The Lancet published a study finding that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) from trained psychotherapists was not superior to short-term behavior activation (BA) intervention delivered by minimally trained workers for depression. The study has come under criticism, however, with the Mind the Brain PloS blog questioning the motives behind the suggestion that clinical psychologists can be replaced by less expensive mental health workers.

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