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Acupuncture, or non-directive counselling versus usual care for the treatment of depression: a pilot study

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Title
Acupuncture, or non-directive counselling versus usual care for the treatment of depression: a pilot study
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Trials, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-10-3
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Authors

Sylvia Schroer, Hugh MacPherson

Abstract

Depression is one of the most common reasons for consulting in primary care. Acupuncture is a popular complementary therapy choice for depression but its evidence base is poor with more robust high quality trials being required. More than half of depressed patients experience painful symptoms, with severe pain being associated with poor response to antidepressants. Acupuncture may have much to offer as an intervention for depression that also helps alleviate pain. Non-directive counselling is the most widely used psychological approach for depression in NHS settings, and provides a useful pragmatic comparison for acupuncture that would, according to our pre-trial qualitative research, be of high interest to doctors and patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 3%
New Zealand 2 1%
France 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 126 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 45 33%
Researcher 22 16%
Student > Master 15 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 6%
Other 22 16%
Unknown 11 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 55 40%
Psychology 23 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 10%
Social Sciences 13 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 7%
Other 10 7%
Unknown 13 9%

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