Table 1

Searches in bibliographical databases: searchstrings and hits a)

Database

Search string

Number of abstracts


PUBMED

(behavior therapy OR biofeedback OR cognitive analytic therapy OR cognitive behavior therapy OR counseling OR family therapy OR marital therapy OR psychoanalytic therapy OR psychotherapy OR relaxation therapy) AND (Depression OR depressive) Limits: Randomized Controlled Trial, Humans Since 2006: Limits: All Adult (19+ years)

1,244

PSYCINFO

(depression or depressive) and (FC:PSYI = CLINICAL-TRIAL) and (PY:PSYI = 1995–2005)

1,736

EMBASE

psychotherapy AND Depression AND random*

1,911

COCHRANE b)c)

(Behavior-therapy OR Biofeedback OR Cognitive analytic therapy OR Cognitive behavior therapy OR Cognitive-behavior-therapy OR Cognitive behaviour therapy OR Counselling OR Counseling OR Family therapy OR Marital therapy OR Psychoanalytic therapy OR Psychoanalysis OR Psychotherapy OR Relaxation therapy) AND (depression OR depressive)

2,056

TOTAL

6,947


a) All searches were conducted until May 25, 2007

b) Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials

c) all search terms were conducted in "all Fields in all products"

Cuijpers et al. BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:36   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-8-36

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