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TitleNarrative Therapy vs. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for moderate depression: empirical evidence from a controlled clinical trial
Author(s)Lopes, Rodrigo da Cunha Teixeira
Gonçalves, Miguel M.
Machado, Paulo P. P.
Sinai, Dana
Bento, Tiago
Salgado, João
KeywordsDepression
Treatment of depression
Psychological treatment of depression
Empirically Supported Therapy (EST)
Narrative Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Issue date2014
PublisherRoutledge
JournalPsychotherapy research
Abstract(s)Background: Systematic studies of the efficacy of Narrative Therapy (NT) for depression are sparse. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of individual NT for moderate depression in adults compared to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Method: Sixty-three depressed clients were assigned to either NT or CBT. The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) and Outcome Questionnaire-45.2 (OQ-45.2) were used as outcome measures. Results: We found a significant symptomatic reduction in both treatments. Group differences favoring CBT were found on the BDI-II, but not on the OQ-45.2. Conclusions: Pre- to post-treatment effect sizes for completers in both groups were superior to benchmarked waiting-list control groups.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/30857
DOI10.1080/10503307.2013.874052
ISSN1050-3307
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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