Behavioural treatment of depression - Lewinsohn

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Aim?
To evaluate the efficacy of a 'coping with depression' course
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Participants?
69 adoloscents aged 15-18 with depression. From USA, the treatments were stopped before the study. 10 withdrew, so final 59.
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Method?
Longitudinal programme over a month, were assessed for depreesion (e.g. BDI). P's assigned to 1/3 groups: Only adolsecnts on course (1). Teens and parents on a separate course (2) Waiting list (3)
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Procedure?
P's assessed by interviews before and after treatment (after 2 years). Group 3 offered treatment if they couldn't wait. Parent's taught to reinforce positive change in children. Kids given skills training inc. relaxation + negative thoughts.
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Results?
Group 1 - 57% diagnosed w/ depression. Group 2 - 52% diagnosed w/ depression. Group 3 - 94% diagnosed w/ depression.
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Conclusion?
Shows the efficacy of the course. Element of cognitive therapy but the behavioural component integral.
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