Choosing mental health treatment reduces risk of dropping out
Patients who receive the mental health treatment of their choice are less likely to drop out of an intervention and have a stronger therapeutic alliance, according to a systematic review.
UK authors reviewed 29 randomised controlled trials of psychosocial interventions in nearly 5300 patients with mental health diagnoses.
Patients who had received their preferred treatment had a 38% lower risk of dropping out compared with patients who get the therapy of their choice, the authors found.
Furthermore, four studies that measured therapeutic alliance found it was