Behavioural and Cognitive Treatment Interventions in Depression: An analysis of the Evidence Base

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Depression has been determined to be the leading cause of disability and the 4th leading contributor to the global burden of disease and is characterized by relapse, recurrence and chronicity (WHO, 2007). A systematic review of several meta-analyses on treatment outcome supports the view that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment (Butler et al., 2006). However, CBT is not a single intervention, but has evolved from various theoretical perspectives, resulting in different theoretically congruent treatment techniques for depression. It is therefore important to understand which treatment approaches may be the most effective. This review provides an analysis of the evidence base comparing CBT with Behavioural Activation (Martell et al., 2010). 3rd wave approaches and the Six Cycles Maintenance & Treatment Model (Moorey, 2010) are presented in the context of how they can add to the effective treatment of depression.

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Iddon, J. & Grant, L. (2013). Behavioural and Cognitive Treatment Interventions in Depression: An analysis of the Evidence Base. Open Journal of Depression, 2, 11-15. doi: 10.4236/ojd.2013.22003.

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