Evaluation of CBT for depression

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EVIDENCE

  • Sitles et al 2006- 3 groups given CBT, person-centred or psychodynamic treatment, 3 given one of those as well as an additional therapy such as art therapy. They found all 6 groups showed marked improvement and no one group stood out as being more improved. Concluded that theoretically different approaches tended to have equivilant outcomes, as previous studies show. However, there was no control group and some data was missing.

STRENGTHS

  • Therapy is evidence based. 
  • Kuyken et al 2008 found CBT was more effective in preventing relapse and iproving quality of life than drug treatment (antidepressants)
  • Backed up by government funding in the UK and is a large part of the initiative to improve acess to psychological therapies. This…

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