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The generalizability of psychotherapy efficacy trials in major depressive disorder: an analysis of the influence of patient selection in efficacy trials on symptom outcome in daily practice

  • Rosalind van der Lem1, 4Email author,
  • Wouter WH de Wever1,
  • Nic JA van der Wee1, 2,
  • Tineke van Veen1,
  • Pim Cuijpers3 and
  • Frans G Zitman1
Contributed equally
BMC Psychiatry201212:192

Received: 29 February 2012

Accepted: 25 October 2012

Published: 8 November 2012

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Original Submission
29 Feb 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
14 Jun 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Shannon Wiltsey Stirman
13 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ulf Malm
10 Oct 2012 Author responded Author comments - Rosalind van der Lem
Resubmission - Version 2
10 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Oct 2012 Editorially accepted
8 Nov 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-244X-12-192

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, Leiden University Medical Center/Rivierduinen
Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition
Department of Clinical Psychology, VU University, Van der Boechorststraat 1
Kijvelanden/Het Dok