Effects of Positive Psychology Interventions in Depressive Patients—A Randomized Control Study

  title={Effects of Positive Psychology Interventions in Depressive Patients—A Randomized Control Study},
  author={Reinhard Pietrowsky and Johannes Mikutta},
Effects of Positive Psychology (PP) have been shown in several studies to alleviate depressive symptoms in patients suffering from major depression or dysthymia when administered within psychotherapy. The present study served to test for the effects of two interventions from PP (best possible self, three good things) when practised by depressive patients for three weeks without any other concomitant psychotherapy. Seventeen depressive patients were randomly assigned to either the PP group or… 

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