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ERIC Number: EJ793683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Problem-Solving Therapy for Depression in Adults: A Systematic Review
Gellis, Zvi D.; Kenaley, Bonnie
Research on Social Work Practice, v18 n2 p117-131 2008
Objectives: This article presents a systematic review of the evidence on problem-solving therapy (PST) for depressive disorders in noninstitutionalized adults. Method: Intervention studies using randomized controlled designs are included and methodological quality is assessed using a standard set of criteria from the Cochrane Collaborative Review Initiative. Results: Twenty-two studies investigating PST for adult depression are compiled and examined. Studies differ in scope and methodological rigor. Sample sizes vary widely; all study outcomes include depression measures; problems in masking of group assignment and randomization are noted. Conclusions: Mixed evidence for PST as a depression treatment is found. The combined use of PST and antidepressant treatment has more favorable outcomes compared with PST alone for social work practice. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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