Does Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Support Cognitive Models of Depression?

Oei T.P.S., Duckham S. and Free M. (1989) Does Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Support Cognitive Models of Depression?. Behaviour Change, 6 2: 70-75. doi:10.1017/S0813483900007609

Author Oei T.P.S.
Duckham S.
Free M.
Title Does Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Support Cognitive Models of Depression?
Journal name Behaviour Change   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2049-7768
Publication date 1989-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0813483900007609
Volume 6
Issue 2
Start page 70
End page 75
Total pages 6
Subject 3203 Clinical Psychology
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Abstract Research into the efficacy of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) has repeatedly demonstrated that it is a useful method for alleviating the symptoms of clinical depression. However, the underlying mechanism of the recovery process has remained a matter of debate in the literature. Although at no point in the literature has it been stated that cognitions ‘cause’ depression, this has been a strong implication in the design of many of the studies. The lack of consensus on the issue of causation is due partly to the lack of a co-ordinated approach to investigating the process of cognitive change and other variables in the depressive patient. Also the failure of many research designs to eliminate alternative hypotheses has led to confusion and debate about the direction which CBT research should take. The overall effect has limited the possibilities for an integrated model of depression. This paper looks at the various working models of depression in the literature and suggests the direction for future investigators' testing of these models.
Q-Index Code C1
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