Depression: Psychotherapy vs. Control

General Description

The data-psychosis-psyctr dataset is a meta-analytic research domain MARD which is part of the Metapsy project. The dataset contains study information and effect size data of randomized trials on psychological interventions for schizophrenia and psychosis. The date of the last search update is provided here. More details about a larger version of this dataset can be accessed in the published network meta-analysis.

This dataset includes psychological interventions vs. control (psy vs ctr) comparisons. Effect sizes are provided for three types of outcomes at post-test: total symptoms, negative symptoms, and positive symptoms. It includes one type of effect size calculation per study, giving priority to change scores, followed by means and standard deviations at post-test.

The dataset follows the Metapsy data standard.

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-psyctr 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 with control conditions. Part of the Metapsy project (Version ). URL DOI .