Reducing negative thinking and depressive symptoms in college women.

  title={Reducing negative thinking and depressive symptoms in college women.},
  author={Ann R Peden and Lynne A. Hall and Mary Kay Rayens and L L Beebe},
  journal={Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing},
  volume={32 2},
PURPOSE Although cognitive-behavioral interventions have been successful in treating depression, no studies were found that focused solely on reducing negative thinking via group intervention as a means of preventing depression in at-risk groups. The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to test the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral group intervention in reducing depressive symptoms, decreasing negative thinking, and enhancing self-esteem in young women at risk for depression… CONTINUE READING