A pilot randomised controlled trial of a brief cognitive behavioural group intervention to reduce recurrence rates in late life depression.
OBJECTIVES: To standardise the delivery of a brief group cognitive behaviour therapy intervention (CBT-G). To apply the intervention in a research setting and to estimate its effect on recurrence rates in recently depressed older adults, in preparation for a definitive study. METHOD: A CBT-G therapy manual was produced and the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTS-R) modified to assess therapy delivery. Forty-five adults aged 60 and over who had met ICD-10 criteria for major depression in the ...Expand abstract
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