Telephone based vs face-to-face CBT

But now an RCT of 314 patients in Chicago has found that attrition rates of those who received telephone-based cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) were much lower than among those receiving face-to-face therapy.

Almost 33% of patients receiving face-to-face CBT discontinued, compared with less than 21% for the phone-based group. At the end of treatment both groups had improved significantly; and compared to baseline, were still less depressed six months later. However, depression scores were lower among those who received