Schema Therapy for Chronic Depression Associated with Childhood Trauma: A Case Study

  title={Schema Therapy for Chronic Depression Associated with Childhood Trauma: A Case Study},
  author={Kate L. Herts and Susan Evans},
  journal={Clinical Case Studies},
  pages={22 - 38}
Chronic depression lasting longer than 2 years is often undertreated. Research suggests that maladaptive cognitive schemas mediate the association between childhood trauma and later depression. Schema Therapy (ST) is an integrative treatment approach that targets maladaptive cognitive schemas through cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, and experiential interventions. ST has been studied in patients with chronic depression with good results. The purpose of this case study is to detail how an… 
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