What treatment approach has been found (between 1990 – 2008) to be more effective with DSM-IV axes I and II diagnoses, group cognitive-behavioral therapy or individual cognitive-behavioral therapy?
Clinical Bottom Line
Both GCBT and ICBT have proven benefits and illustrated improvements for individuals of all ages with social phobia, anxiety disorder, bulimia nervosa, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Although GCBT is more cost effective, the five studies analyzed within this CAT have shown a greater clinically significant effect size in individuals receiving ICBT.
Huston, Kelly, "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treatment Approach: Group Therapy vs. Individual Therapy" (2008). Mental Health CATs. 7.