Depression: Inpatients

General Description

The Inpatients dataset is part of the meta-analytic research domain (MARD) on psychotherapy for depression. The dataset contains study information and effect size data of depression psychotherapy trials in inpatients. Metadata and other information on this dataset is provided on this website.

This dataset includes psychotherapy vs. control (psy vs ctr) and psychotherapy vs. psychotherapy comparisons (psy vs psy; this information is included in the comparison column). It also includes multiple outcome calculation types within studies (e.g. means and SD and remission).

The dataset follows the Metapsy data standard. All included information has been independently extracted two researchers. Risk of bias ratings were conducted using the Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias Tool (Version 1).

Affiliated Institutions

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Technical University Munich

Online Meta-Analysis Tool

A simplified version of this database can be analyzed at


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Variable Description

Study References

Database Flowchart

Studies in the “depression-inpatients” dataset were extracted from the larger “depression psychotherapy” database. The study flow of this database can be found below.

Further Information

  • The full protocol of the METAPSY project
  • Definitions of types of psychotherapies that are included in the Metapsy depression domain
  • A paper summarizing main results of the Metapsy depression domain
  • A meta-analysis based on the inpatients database
  • Published meta-analyses using the database
  • Published 'individual participant data' meta-analyses, based on the database


. Database of depression psychotherapy trials in inpatient settings. Part of the Metapsy project (Version ). URL DOI .