Table 59Summary study characteristics of rational emotive behaviour therapy

Rational emotive behavioural therapy versus antidepressants
No. trials (total participants)1 RCT (180)
Study IDDAVID2008
N/% female113/66
Mean age37
Diagnosis100% MDD
Length of treatment14 weeks
Follow-up6 months


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