Mental Health: Response Rates in Psychotherapies

General Description

The total-response dataset is part of the Metapsy project. This meta-dataset combines information from 8 databases included within the project, focusing on the calculated response rates within the intervention and control groups. These databases are:

  • Psychotherapies for Depression (depression-psyctr).
  • Psychotherapies for Panic Disorder (panic-psyctr).
  • Psychotherapies for Social Anxiety Disorder.
  • Psychotherapies for Specific Phobias.
  • Psychotherapies for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (gad-psyctr).
  • Psychological Treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (ptsd-psyctr).
  • Psychotherapies for Borderline Personality Disorder (borderline-psyctr).
  • Psychological Treatments for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (ocd-psyctr).

The dataset includes psychotherapy vs. control (‘psy vs ctr’) comparisons. Response rates and relative risks are provided for outcomes at post-test.

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 or Version 2, depending on the database from which studies were extracted).

Affiliated Institutions

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Further Information

  • Detailed results based on this database are presented in the paper "Absolute and relative outcomes of psychotherapies for eight mental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis", which will be published in World Psychiatry.


If you use this dataset for your own research, please provide this preferred citation:

Cuijpers P, Miguel C, Ciharova M, Harrer M, Basic D, Cristea IA, de Ponti N, Driessen E, Hamblen J, Larsen SE, Matbouriahi M, Papola D, Pauley D, Plessen CY Pfund RA, Setkowski K, Schnurr PP, van Ballegooijen W, Wang Y, Riper H, van Straten A, Sijbrandij M, Furukawa TA, Karyotaki E (2024). Absolute and relative outcomes of psychotherapies for eight mental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. World Psychiatry, in press.