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After enrolling for the program, the patients had to attend an initial office visit, where they were introduced to cognitive therapy.
To our knowledge, this is the first randomized clinical trial comparing cognitive therapy with and without a continuation phase in patients who responded to therapy but remain at high risk for relapse and recurrence because they have a history of recurrent depression," Jarrett said.
He argues that studies typically pit a therapy designed to work, such as cognitive therapy administered by well-trained therapists convinced of its effectiveness, against a treatment designed to fail, such as supportive counseling provided by individuals who know that the researchers view their approach as minimally effective at best.
In a randomized, controlled study of 45 drug-free subjects with major depression, the overall response rate for 15 patients who were randomly assigned to utilize a multimedia program for computer-assisted cognitive therapy was 69.
He also has developed several of the most widely used assessment scales in the field and published several books about cognitive therapy applied to depression, suicide prevention, anxiety, substance abuse and personality disorders.
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy has the same effect as antidepressant medication for preventing relapse among patients treated for depression, say researchers.
University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Pennsylvania, and President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research.
They take an eclectic approach to their subject, drawing from many different schools, including cognitive therapy, rational-emotive behavior therapy, gestalt therapy, psychodrama, and even acting exercises.
Beck, who developed cognitive therapy in the 1960s, sees no need to assume that an inner need to certify low self-esteem promotes depression.
The program is staffed by an interdisciplinary team representing: neuropsychology, cognitive therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, and vocational rehabilitation.
This third edition continues its coverage of the growth and inclusion in CBT of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and compassion-focused therapy (CFT).
The group was randomized to five treatment modes: prolonged-exposure therapy (63), cognitive therapy (40), escitalopram 20 mg daily (23), placebo (23), or a wait list (93).

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