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|Title:||Narrative 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.
Treatment of depression
Psychological treatment of depression
Empirically Supported Therapy (EST)
|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.|
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