The prevalence and impact of large sudden improvements during adolescent therapy for depression: a comparison across cognitive-behavioral, family, and supportive therapy.

@article{Gaynor2003ThePA,
  title={The prevalence and impact of large sudden improvements during adolescent therapy for depression: a comparison across cognitive-behavioral, family, and supportive therapy.},
  author={Scott T. Gaynor and V. Robin Weersing and David J. Kolko and Boris J Birmaher and Jungeun Heo and David A. Brent},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={386-93}
}
This study assessed the treatment specificity and impact on outcome of large, abrupt symptomatic improvements occurring prior to and during cognitive-behavioral, family, and supportive therapy. Eighty-seven depressed adolescents receiving at least 8 therapy sessions were included. Abrupt large decreases in depressive symptoms were identified by changes in weekly Beck Depression Inventory scores. Overall, 28% experienced a pretreatment gain and 39% a sudden within-treatment gain. Both types of… CONTINUE READING

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