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Randomized trial of behavioral activation, cognitive therapy, and antidepressant medication in the acute treatment of adults with major depression.
TLDR
Among more severely depressed patients, behavioral activation was comparable to antidepressant medication, and both significantly outperformed cognitive therapy, and the implications of current treatment guidelines and dissemination are discussed.
A psychometric evaluation of the Beck Depression inventory-II
This article provides psychometric information on the second edition of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II; A. T. Beck, R. A. Steer, & G. K. Brown, 1996), with respect to internal consistency,
A component analysis of cognitive-behavioral treatment for depression
The purpose of this study was to provide an experimental test of the theory of change put forth by A. T. Beck, A. J. Rush, B. F. Shaw, and G. Emery (1979) to explain the efficacy of
Insight in schizophrenia: a meta-analysis
A component analysis of cognitive-behavioral treatment for depression.
TLDR
Despite excellent adherence to treatment protocols by the therapists, a clear bias favoring CT, and the competent performance of CT, there was no evidence that the complete treatment produced better outcomes, at either the termination of acute treatment or the 6-month follow-up, than either component treatment.
A meta-analysis of the efficacy of cognitive therapy for depression.
  • K. Dobson
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
  • 1 June 1989
TLDR
The degree of change associated with cognitive therapy was not significantlyrelated to the length of therapy or the proportion of women in the studies, and although it was related to the age of the clientele, a lack of adequate representativeness of various age groups renders these results equivocal.
A Meta-Analysis of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Adult Depression, Alone and in Comparison with other Treatments
TLDR
There is no doubt that CBT is an effective treatment for adult depression, although the effects may have been overestimated until now.
Therapist competence ratings in relation to clinical outcome in cognitive therapy of depression.
TLDR
Findings provide some support for the relationship of therapist competence (as measured by the Cognitive Therapy Scale) to reduction of depressive symptomatology when controlling for therapist adherence and facilitative conditions.
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