From the Editor
Is CBT overrated? The authors of a new JAMA paper raise this question in a cutting Viewpoint.
In this two-part Reading of the Week series, we look at two papers, both published in JAMA. These Viewpoint pieces make interesting, provocative arguments.
Last week, we looked at conversational agents.
This week, we ask: is CBT really the gold standard for psychotherapy?
University of Giessen’s Falk Leichsenring and Medical School Berlin’s Christiane Steinert consider CBT and the research that has been done in the area. “CBT is usually considered the gold standard for the psychotherapeutic treatment of many or even most mental disorders.” But should it be? Leichsenring and Steinert argue no.
In this Reading, we review their paper, and consider their argument.