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What is the Evidence?

Beating the Blues® has been through independent randomised controlled trials. The results of these trials, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, demonstrate that Beating the Blues® is an effective treatment for anxiety and depression, and is better than GP treatment as usual.

RCT evidence has shown that the effectiveness of Beating the Blues® was independent of the severity of depression. People with subthreshold depressive symptoms were also effectively treated.

Beating the Blues® has also been shown to be effective in treating depression in people with physical illness.

A full list of publications is available in the published papers section.

People using Beating the Blues® benefit from 30 additional depression free days in the 6 months after treatment. Patient satisfaction has been demonstrated in an open study, with 9 out of 10 patients indicating they would recommend Beating the Blues® to others and over half finding the programme better than other treatments they had previously received.

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If you live in NZ, Beating the Blues® is available as part of your treatment through your GP.