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Is there an excess of significant findings in published studies of psychotherapy for depression?

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BACKGROUND: Many studies have examined the efficacy of psychotherapy for major depressive disorder (MDD) but publication bias against null results may exist in this literature. However, to date, the presence of an excess of significant findings in this literature has not been explicitly tested. METHOD: We used a database of 1344 articles on the psychological treatment of depression, identified through systematic search in PubMed, PsycINFO, EMBASE and the Cochrane database of randomized trials...

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10.1017/s0033291714001421

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Flint, J
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Psychological Medicine Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
2
Pages:
439-446
Publication date:
2015-01-01
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
Source identifiers:
477449
Language:
English
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2014-08-06

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