Largest ever study of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (a cognitive therapy used by psychologists) found that just five sessions of psychoeducation for 28,930 primary care health workers led to a 21% reduction in sick leave over 2 years (Full text in link).

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Cool study, but those are some big error bars they’ve got there.


I tend to not like how this type of research might be used. Yes I like that they’re doing better, but they earned that sick leave and should still take it. On the flip side I’m sure it helps that they’re able to bank sick time for big emergencies.


I’m so confused, why are we relating psychological therapy with physical illness and not mental illness?


What is the eli5/tldr on what is acceptance and commitment therapy?