Cognitive behaviour therapy for depressive disorders

Melanie J. V. Fennell

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI:
Cognitive behaviour therapy for depressive disorders

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This chapter describes A.T. Beck's cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for depression. Beck's is probably the most fully developed, comprehensively evaluated, and widely disseminated cognitive behavioural approach to depression. Additionally, CBT is an effective treatment for a range of acute psychiatric disorders, shows promise for severe mental illness and personality disorder, and is thus helpful not only with primary depression, but also with a range of comorbid conditions.

Chapter.  7851 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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