Acceptance and commitment therapy as guided self-help for psychological distress and positive mental health: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Fledderus2012AcceptanceAC,
  title={Acceptance and commitment therapy as guided self-help for psychological distress and positive mental health: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Martine Fledderus and Ernst T. Bohlmeijer and Marcel E. Pieterse and Karlein M G Schreurs},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={485-95}
}
BACKGROUND In order to reduce the high prevalence of depression, early interventions for people at risk of depression are warranted. This study evaluated the effectiveness of an early guided self-help programme based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for reducing depressive symptomatology. METHOD Participants with mild to moderate depressive symptomatology were recruited from the general population and randomized to the self-help programme with extensive email support (n=125), the… CONTINUE READING
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