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Long-term cognitive behavioral therapy may reduce healthcare costs versus second-generation antidepressants

06:00 EST 8 Nov 2019 | 2 Minute Medicine

1. In this modeling study comparing the cost-effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with second-generation antidepressants (SGA) for initial treatment of depression, neither strategy provided consistently superior economic outcomes. However, over the long term, it is possible that increased use of CBT may generate significant savings. 2. Given patient preferences for psychotherapy over pharmacotherapy, increasing […]
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