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1

What was it a review article into?

The effectiveness of single treatments and combined drug and psychotherapeutic treatments of depression

2

Who did the research that was reviewed concentrate on?

Women who were diagnosed with depression

3

How many pieces of research were used?

9

4

When was the research gathered?

1974 - 1992

5

How many women took part in the selective studies?

529

6

What was depression analysed with?

A variety of depression inventories

7

What were all patients tested prior to?

Actual treatment

8

When were the patients also tested?

After treatment

9

Who was also needed to assess patients?

Health practitioners

10

For most of the studies, what did not improve the effectiveness of of the drug therapy?

Adding psychological treatments to drug therapy

11

Occasionally studies did show there was less attrition when what was used?

Combination therapies

12

What did using combination therapies mean for patients?

They were more likely to continue with the treatment if cognitive therapy was given in addition to drug therapy

13

What would be the logical inference in regards to treatments?

Two treatments are better than one

14

What did the evidence show to contradict the logical way of thinking about treatments?

The evidence does not show any better outcomes for patients offered combined therapy as opposed to only drug therapy

15

What do the results say about drug therapy on depression?

Shows the effectiveness

16

What did Karp and Frank aim to compare?

Drug treatments and non-drug treatments for depression

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