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Guided self-help in a brave new world

  • Jaime Delgadillo (a1)

Summary

Cognitive–behavioural therapy self-help offers an accessible and efficient way to treat common mental disorders. The evidence-based self-help movement has an important foothold in the healthcare arena. This article surveys the emergence of self-help at a particular social and historical junction, and summarises key lessons from experimental and practice-based studies.

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Correspondence: Jaime Delgadillo, Clinical Psychology Unit, University of Sheffield, Cathedral Court, Floor F, 1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield S1 1HD, UK. Email: jaime.delgadillo@nhs.net

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