Recurrent Major Depression

  • M. Jane Yates


Cognitive therapy has been shown to be a powerfully effective approach for treating depression (Beck, Hollon, Young, Bedrosian, & Budeny, 1985; Blackburn, 1988; Elkin, Parloff, Hodley, & Autry, 1985). The model as developed by Beck and his colleagues (Beck, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1985; Beck et al., 1978; Bedrosian & Beck, 1980) is presently recognized by the professional community as a major force in psychotherapeutic practice. This is in large part due to its strong theoretical base and empirical support in clinical trials (Elkin et al., 1985; see Blackburn, 1988, for a review). Widespread recognition of the model has extended beyond the professional arena, through self-help books in the popular press, to the public at large (Beck, 1988; Burns, 1980, 1989; Freeman & DeWolf, 1989).


Sexual Abuse Childhood Sexual Abuse Cognitive Therapy Child Protective Service Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Jane Yates
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  1. 1.Atlanta Center for Cognitive TherapyAtlantaUSA

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