Behavioural and cognitive-behavioural therapy based self-help versus treatment as usual for depression in adults and adolescents

To examine the effects of CBT/behavioural therapy-based self-help in comparison with treatment as usual/waiting-list/attention placebo/psychological placebo control conditions for depression in adults and adolescents, and in particular to examine the effects of CBT/behavioural therapy-based self-help on:

  1. depressive symptomatology and overall symptoms;
  2. quality of life;
  3. suicide prevention; and
  4. potential economic benefit

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