Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered by telephone reduced depression in multiple sclerosis with functional impairment

March 2006
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 144 Issue 2, p44
Academic Journal
This article presents a study which reveals that cognitive behavioral therapy delivered by telephone, reduce depression in multiple sclerosis (MS) with functional impairment. The study was conducted in 127 patients with more than 18 years of age who were diagnosed with MS by a neurologist. Met criteria for dementia, were in psychotherapy, showed substance abuse or psychosis, were currently suicidal, were having a current MS exacerbation, were unable to participate in treatment or assessment, or used medications other than antidepressants that could affect mood.


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