DIY depression therapy - self-help books 'effective'

Conclusion This RCT has found that using a self-help CBT book with some guidance provided – but by a non-clinically qualified psychology graduate and without the level of specialist support you would receive in standard CBT treatments – caused greater improvements in depression symptoms than normal care in people with depression. The study supports the benefits of CBT – which is already a well established and recommended treatment for depression. In particular, the study provides evidence that a guided self-help format may be effective for people who may have difficulty in accessing treatment sessions with a specialist therapist. This trial has the advantage that it was performed in a community setting, mimicking a “real-life” setting. However, it should be noted that participants with symptoms of depression as well as also having symptoms of impaired concentration and / or motivation were excluded from the study, which the researchers state caused some people with the core symptoms of depression to be excluded. This means that the findings of this study may not apply to all people with depression. Despite this limitation, this is a well-conducted study that adds weight to the case that a ‘DIY-approach’ to depression may be effective in many cases.   Analysis by Bazian. Edited by NHS Choices. Follow Behind the Headlines on twitter. Links To The Headlines Self-help books 'treat depression'. BBC News, January 19 2013 Li...
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