Sudden Gains and Treatment Outcomes Among Depressed Individuals in a Partial Hospitalization Program

This study was conducted in a single location with a relatively homogeneous sample. Due to a lack of follow-up data, we were unable to determine if treatment outcomes were sustained after treatment termination. The assessment timeline of the depressive symptoms differs between baseline and daily scales, which may have affected the number of observed sudden gains after the initial treatment day. The proportion of sudden gains in this study is higher than those found in outpatient settings, demonstrating that this phenomenon may commonly occur among depressed patients in acute treatment. These results suggest that the mechanisms by which sudden gains occur may be reinforced by daily, intensive treatment.PMID:35294079 | DOI:10.1002/cpp.2734
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research