ERIC Number: EJ1127311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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Reference Count: 56
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: A Review
James, Jessica S.
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v10 n1 p17-29 2017
Depression is common in individuals with intellectual disabilities, but evidence regarding treatment for this population is lacking. Through a systematic literature review of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with individuals with intellectual disabilities, a total of six studies were identified that used pretest-post-test nonequivalent control group designs. Effect sizes ranged from negligible to large. Given design limitations of these studies, CBT may be feasible but it cannot currently be considered an empirically supported treatment for depression in individuals with intellectual disabilities. Further research and study designs are discussed.
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Depression (Psychology), Intellectual Disability, Pretests Posttests, Effect Size, Research Design, Literature Reviews, Outcomes of Treatment
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