ERIC Number: ED127510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Depressed Women: Traditional and Non-Traditional Therapies.
Weissman, Myrna M.
Women more frequently report depressive symptoms, are diagnosed as depressed, and in far greater proportion than men, seek outpatient treatment for depression. Therefore, the ambulatory treatment of depression is of particular importance when reviewing the mental health of women. This paper reviews the data on sex differences in rates and treatment of depression, reviews the evidence based on controlled study for the efficacy of traditional therapies for depression, and describes some of the non-traditional therapies and speculates on their utility. The discussion of traditional therapies include pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. The non-traditional therapies included are self-help groups and counsciousness-raising groups. (Author/KRP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Symposium on Effective Psychotherapy (8th, Houston, Texas, November 19-21, 1975)