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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression?
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Researcher: Gordon Parker, D.Sc., M.D.,Ph.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P.
Link: http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/

Objective: Although cognitive behavior
therapy is a widely accepted treatment for
depression, the problematic nature of efficacy
studies is insufficiently recognized.
Method: The authors reviewed original
studies and quantitative analyses on the
use of cognitive behavior therapy for
depression.
Results: The authors suggested that
claims for cognitive behavior therapy’s efficacy
on depression have been overstated,
questioned whether its efficacy fits
within its theoretical underpinning, and
argued against viewing cognitive behavior
therapy as a universal rather than a
targeted strategy.
Conclusions: Although cognitive behavior
therapy may act more by its nonspecific
therapeutic ingredients, the authors
argued that by testing cognitive behavior
therapy’s efficacy in heterogeneous study
groups, rather than in specific subgroups,
failure to differentiate it from control
therapies may have been ensured.

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One Comment

    • vina
    • Posted September 27, 2008 at 3:14 am
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    btw, link-mu tuh salah loo.. yang diminta kan jurnal, sedangkan punyamu bukan.. jurnal yang diminta adalah jurnal dalam bentuk PDF atau html (ada abstrac, method, dsb).. kamu bisa liat punya temanmu kalau mau mencari contohnya.


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