In Reply The reactions from Stein and Norman,1 Sonis and Cook, and Zheng et al to our article2 reflect a large interest in the addressed topic and will hopefully motivate the conduct of high-quality studies in this context in the future. In 1981, recommendations were published on how to design a comparative study, which aims at comparing pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments.3 In our network meta-analysis, no single study adhered to these recommendations.2 Now, what is the value of a meta-analysis that includes mostly studies that did not adhere to high methodological standards?
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Gerger H. Concerns Regarding a Meta-analysis Comparing Psychotherapy with Medications for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder—Reply. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online October 02, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.2927
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