Title: Psychotherapy for mental illness in Europe: An exploration on the evidence base and the status quo
Authors: WOELBERT EVA
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC94870
ISBN: 978-92-79-46165-1 (pdf)
978-92-79-48295-3 (print)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
1018-5593 (print)
Other Identifiers: EUR 27132
OP LB-NA-27132-EN-N (online)
OP LB-NA-27132-EN-C (print)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC94870
DOI: 10.2788/25206
10.2788/521270
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Mental health is increasingly being recognized as fundamental to EU health policy. The purpose of this report is to briefly summarize the evidence base supporting psychotherapeutic treatments for mental illness, and to explore their role in the treatment of mental illness in Europe. It is apparent that robust evidence supports the use of psychotherapy as a treatment for various common mental disorders. However, availability of psychotherapy is limited and varies greatly across countries. Remarkable heterogeneity exists further with respect to training of professionals and provision of psychotherapy by the public health system. Thus, there may be scope for a systematic comparison of national concepts of psychotherapy across Europe.
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