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ERIC Number: EJ896230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Behavioral Activation in the Treatment of Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder
Mulick, Patrick S.; Naugle, Amy E.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v5 n3-4 p330-350 2009
This study investigated the efficacy of 10-weeks of Behavioral Activation (BA) in the treatment of comorbid Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in four adults using a nonconcurrent multiple baseline across participants design. All participants met full "DSM-IV" criteria for both MDD and PTSD at the outset of the study. Self-report data were gathered at each session and again at mid-point between each session. At the post-treatment assessment sessions, two participants no longer met diagnostic criteria for either MDD or PTSD and an additional participant no longer met criteria for MDD. It is argued that BA may be an effective treatment for co-morbid PTSD and MDD and the theoretical rationale is provided. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory