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Effectiveness of Short-Term Dynamic Group Psychotherapy in Primary Care for Patients with Depressive Symptoms

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dc.contributor.author Bros Cugat, Ignasi
dc.contributor.author Notó, Pere
dc.contributor.author Bulbena Vilarrasa, Antonio
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-15T07:49:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-15T07:49:40Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Bros I, Notó P, Bulbena A. Effectiveness of Short-Term Dynamic Group Psychotherapy in Primary Care for Patients with Depressive Symptoms. Clin Psychol Psychother. 2017 Jul;24(4):826-34. DOI: 10.1002/cpp.2029
dc.identifier.issn 1063-3995
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/33497
dc.description.abstract An open prospective controlled study was designed to compare the efficacy of short-term dynamic group psychotherapy with the standard treatment in patients with depressive symptoms attended in the primary care setting. A total of 115 patients with depressive symptoms were assigned to receive psychotherapy (75 min) over 9 months (37 to 39 sessions) (n = 70) or the standard care (n = 45). Outcome measures were the differences between baseline and post-treatment in the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A) and the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) questionnaire in the two study groups. At the end of dynamic group psychotherapy, statistically significant improvements in the mean scores of all questionnaires were observed, whereas in control patients, significant improvements were only observed in the HDRS-17 scale and in the Mental Component Summary score of the SF-12. The mean changes after treatment were also higher in the psychotherapy group than in controls in all outcome measures, with statistically significant differences in the mean differences in favour of the psychotherapy group. In summary, implementation of short-term dynamic group psychotherapy run by experienced psychotherapists for patients with depressive symptoms attended in routine primary care centres is feasible and effective.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. 2017 Jul;24(4):826-34
dc.rights © 2016 The Authors. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial‐NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non‐commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
dc.subject.other Depressió psíquica
dc.subject.other Dinàmica de grups
dc.title Effectiveness of Short-Term Dynamic Group Psychotherapy in Primary Care for Patients with Depressive Symptoms
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dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cpp.2029
dc.subject.keyword Depressive Symptoms
dc.subject.keyword Dynamic Group Psychotherapy
dc.subject.keyword Primary Care
dc.subject.keyword Prospective Controlled Study
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