Coping with Depression

Description of the Strategy

The World Health Organization cites unipolar depression as the most prevalent psychiatric condition currently in the world and predicts that it will become the second most significant cause of global psychiatric disease by 2020. Similar findings have been reported within American society, in that unipolar depression affects between 3% and 13% of Americans annually. It is estimated that between 20% and 55% of American adults will experience a lifetime incident of depression.

The Coping With Depression (CWD) course is based on social learning theory. Lewinsohn was the first to develop the behavioral treatment of depression, and the Coping With Depression course was the product of these efforts. The CWD course has been used to treat various populations and achieved ...

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