Improving Mood with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a Woman with Mild Cognitive Impairment-a Case Report.

This study investigated the feasibility of a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program for a female patient with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), depression, and anxiety, to improve her mood and quality of life. The program comprised of eight 30-minute weekly sessions with interventions such as behavioral activation, relaxation, and cognitive reconstruction, in which the patient's caregiver also participated. An assessment evaluating the patient's condition were conducted before and immediately after the intervention. After 3 and 12 months, the caregiver reported the patient's behavioral and psychological symptoms using self-reported psychological scales concerning depression, anxiety, and quality of life. CBT helped to improve the patient's mood and quality of life in the short term (3 months). However, the results were not sustained in the long term (12 months). These results show that CBT could be a feasible non-pharmacological treatment option and provide preliminary support for wider application of CBT in Japan, even though it improved psychological symptoms in only one patient with MCI in the short term. Therefore, a CBT program should be tailored to meet the needs of patients with MCI and dementia, and regular follow-up sessions should be conducted to evaluate the feasibility of the program and the patient's mental health improvement. PMID: 31308314 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Nippon Medical School - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: J Nippon Med Sch Source Type: research

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