Title

Cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2008

Abstract

Objective: To describe the use of cognitive techniques and to review studies on the efficacy of CBT in the treatment of depression. Method: A non-systematic review of the literature of original studies complemented with data from meta-analyses and specialized textbooks. Results: The fundamentals of cognitive-behavioral therapy in the treatment of depression are described and the evidence of short- and long-term efficacy is reviewed. The use of pharmacological therapy in conjunction with CBT is also discussed. Conclusions: CBT in the treatment of depression is one of the therapeutic modalities with the highest empirical evidence of efficacy, whether applied alone or in combination with pharmacotherapy.

Publication Title

Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria

Volume

30

Issue

SUPPL. 2

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