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Brown University

Despite the Evidence, a Decline

Caption: Between 1998 and 2007 the percentage of patients in outpatient mental health facilities receiving psychotherapy alone fell from 15.9 percent to 10.5 percent, while the percentage of patients receiving medication alone increased from 44.1 percent to 57.4 percent.

Credit: Credit: Olfson & Marcus, 2010

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