How effective are cognitive behavior therapies for major depression and anxiety disorders? A meta-analytic update of the evidence

Pim Cuijpers*, Ioana A. Cristea, Eirini Karyotaki, Mirjam Reijnders, Marcus J. H. Huibers

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-258
JournalWorld Psychiatry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Cognitive behavior therapy
  • major depression
  • generalized anxiety disorder
  • panic disorder
  • social anxiety disorder
  • meta-analysis
  • publication bias
  • quality of trials
  • waiting list control groups

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