Ellie Gant

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Ellie started studying her Psychology BSc at the University of Kent in 2015. In her final year she worked with a senior lecturer to study system justification after the EU referendum. After completing her bachelors degree in 2018 she began the MSc in Mental Health Studies at King’s College London, which she is currently undertaking. During this she aims to complete a dissertation into e-cigarette use and pregnancy. After finishing her MSc she hopes to continue working in the field of mental health.


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Psychotherapy for adult depression: is it as good as it’s cracked up to be?


Ellie Gant summarises a meta-analysis that asks: Was Eysenck right after all? A reassessment of the effects of psychotherapy for adult depression. The paper suggests that we seriously overestimate the benefits of psychotherapy by including biased trials in meta-analyses, and that there’s insufficient reliable research to be certain about the effectiveness of problem-solving therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy and behavioural activation.

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