Monday, December 14, 2009

CBT for depression in older people

Older people's depression problems are sometimes put down to loneliness and old age but new research suggests that they can benefit from cognitive behaviour therapy in the same way as younger people. Researchers from University College London studied 204 people over 65 who had been diagnosed with depression. Some of them carried on with their regular treatment while others received CBT. The participants answered questions about their depression at the start of the study and after four and ten months of treatment. The study found that after around seven sessions of CBT people had less depression than those in the other group.

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