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Author ' s personal copy Shorter communication When self-help is no help : Traditional cognitive skills training does not prevent depressive symptoms in people who ruminate q

  title={Author ' s personal copy Shorter communication When self-help is no help : Traditional cognitive skills training does not prevent depressive symptoms in people who ruminate q},
  author={Gerald J. Haeffel},
A randomized trial was conducted to test the efficacy of three self-directed prevention intervention workbooks for depression. Cognitively at-risk college freshmen were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: traditional cognitive, non-traditional cognitive, and academic skills. Consistent with hypotheses, participants who were high in rumination and experienced stress exhibited significantly greater levels of depressive symptoms after completing the traditional cognitive skills workbook… 

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