A new way for psycho-therapists to treat patients - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

A new way for psycho-therapists to treat patients

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Some psycho-therapists are just phoning it in, which may be a good thing for their depressed patients.  Northwestern University researchers compared standard face-to-face therapy sessions to therapy provided over the telephone. More than 300 patients with major depression were involved. Those who had their therapy sessions by phone had a lower drop-out rate and was as effective as face-to-face sessions after 18 weeks of treatment. Researchers say a majority of psychologists do offer telephone services for patients who have transportation issues or other constraints.

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