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Theories about Therapies for Depression
Theories about therapies for depression
Overview

In this chapter, we emphasize theories about therapies for depression. Because this book is a primer for practitioners, we believe that an emphasis on theories about therapies will be the most helpful approach to theory exposition. There are also many theories regarding the development and course of depression, but this vast literature is far beyond the scope of our brief primer. We focus on the two most investigated psychotherapies for depression, namely cognitive behavior therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy. We also briefly mention theories on behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy. Clinical guidelines for practitioners regarding the use of cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, behavior therapy, and pharmacotherapy are provided in Chapters 10 and 11. We conclude this chapter ...

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