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2nd Edition

The Psychological Treatment of Depression

ISBN 9780415067447
Published August 6, 1992 by Routledge
308 Pages

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Book Description

'A clear, rigorous account of cognitive behavioural methods for treating depression.' - British Journal of Psychiatry

The use of behavioural and cognitive techniques for treating depression has yielded exciting results. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is as effective in the short term as anti-depressant drugs and has longer-lasting effects than medication. This book brings together assessment and treatment techniques of proven efficacy, describing them in usable detail and setting them in the context of current psychological theories of depression. It is an invaluable guide to practitioners wishing to make use of CBT.


`Lucidly written, with case illustrations, in the words of an advertising copywriter for soaps: "Now, better than ever". Recommended. - Institute of Psychiatry Journal

`The book is clearly written throughout, well organized and easy to read. It is highly recommended for practising therapists, therapists in training and students' - British Journal of Clinical Psychology

'A clear, vigorous account of cognitive behavioural methods for treating depression' - British Journal of Psychiatry (review from first edition)

`The second edition of this book has new chapters about in-patient cognitive therapy and the process of therapeutic change. Like the first edition, it is comprehensive and clearly written. I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning about the subject.' - British Journal of Psychiatry

`This book served to remind me that there are many valid ways in which people can be helped.' - The Samaritan