Johannes Michalak, Thomas Probst, Thomas Heidenreich, Nicolai Bissantz, and Elisabeth Schramm (2016)

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and a group version of the cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy for chronic depression: Follow-up data of a randomized controlled trial and the moderating role of childhood adversities.

Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 85(6):378-380.

Presents a study which aims to investigate the follow-up of a randomized controlled trial comparing cognitive behavioral analysis system of psychotherapy (CBASP) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) with treatment-as-usual (TAU) in patients with chronic depression. The result that childhood adversities moderated the course of depression at follow-up in favor of MBCT is in line with other studies. Moreover, childhood adversities moderated the course of depression in favor of CBASP. Contrary to previous research, however, this applies only in the follow-up period, but not during the treatment phase. The more intense 3-month inpatient treatment program including CBASP individual as well as group sessions might explain this difference. The relatively high dropout rate and the large range of follow-up periods are limitations of the present study. In summary, the consistent efficacy of CBASP shown across different outcome measures underlines the clinical utility of CBASP as recommended in the European Psychiatric Association Guidance on psychotherapy in chronic depression. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Child Abuse, Mindfulness, childhood adversities, Major Depression, cognitive behavioral analysis system, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, chronic depression, psychotherapy, 2016, Cognitive Therapy
Sponsor: German Science Foundation (DFG), Germany. Grant: Mi 700/4-1. Recipients: No recipient indicated

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