'Third Wave' Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies Versus Treatment as Usual for Depression
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Third wave cognitive and behavioral therapies (CBT) are a group of psychological therapies that target the process of thoughts rather than their content. This systematic review aimed to assess the effectiveness of third wave CBT versus treatment as usual (TAU) for depression. It identified 4 studies involving 224 people and found very low-quality evidence suggesting that third wave CBT approaches appear to be more effective than TAU in the treatment of acute depression. Given the increasing popularity of third wave CBT approaches in clinical practice, further well-designed studies should be prioritized to establish whether third wave CBT approaches are helpful in treating people with acute depression.