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Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder in Adults

  • Diana Cândea
  • Simona Stefan
  • Silviu Matu
  • Cristina Mogoase
  • Felicia Iftene
  • Daniel David
  • Aurora Szentagotai
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Abstract

This chapter presents an REBT protocol used for treating MDD (a previous version of this protocol can be found here: http://albertellis.org/pdf_files/rebt_depression.pdf). The protocol follows the descriptions and techniques presented in well-established theoretical and clinical guidelines for rational-emotive behavioral therapy (e.g., Ellis & Grieger, 1977; Walen, DiGiuseppe, & Dryden, 1992). This intervention was tested in a randomized control trial (David, Szentagotai, Lupu, & Cosman, 2008) and was found to be equally effective as cognitive therapy (CT) and pharmacotherapy (a detailed description will be offered in the next section).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diana Cândea
    • 1
  • Simona Stefan
    • 1
  • Silviu Matu
    • 1
  • Cristina Mogoase
    • 1
  • Felicia Iftene
    • 2
  • Daniel David
    • 1
    • 3
  • Aurora Szentagotai
    • 1
  1. 1.Babeș–Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Queens UniversityKingstonCanada
  3. 3.Ichan School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew YorkUSA

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