Behavioural activation delivered by the non-specialist: phase II randomised controlled trial.

@article{Ekers2011BehaviouralAD,
  title={Behavioural activation delivered by the non-specialist: phase II randomised controlled trial.},
  author={David Ekers and David A Richards and Dean McMillan and J Martin Bland and Simon M. Gilbody},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2011},
  volume={198 1},
  pages={
          66-72
        }
}
BACKGROUND Behavioural activation appears as effective as cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) in the treatment of depression. If equally effective, then behavioural activation may be the preferred treatment option because it may be suitable for delivery by therapists with less training. This is the first randomised controlled trial to look at this possibility. AIMS To examine whether generic mental health workers can deliver effective behavioural activation as a step-three high-intensity… CONTINUE READING