Emotion regulation skills training enhances the efficacy of inpatient cognitive behavioral therapy for major depressive disorder: A randomized controlled trial

Berking M, Ebert D, Cuijpers P, Hofmann SG (2013)


Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2013

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Book Volume: 82

Pages Range: 234-245

Journal Issue: 4

DOI: 10.1159/000348448

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Background: Deficits in emotion regulation skills are possible factors maintaining major depressive disorder (MDD). Therefore, the aim of the study was to test whether integrating a systematic emotion regulation training (ERT) enhances the efficacy of routine inpatient cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for MDD. Methods: In a prospective randomized controlled trial, 432 inpatients meeting criteria for MDD were assigned to receive either routine CBT or CBT enriched with an intense emotion regulation skills training (CBT-ERT). Results: Participants in the CBT-ERT condition demonstrated a significantly greater reduction in depression (response rates-CBT: 75.5%, CBT-ERT: 84.9%; remission rates-CBT: 51.1%, CBT-ERT: 65.1%). Moreover, CBT-ERT participants demonstrated a significantly greater reduction of negative affect, as well as a greater increase of well-being and emotion regulation skills particularly relevant for mental health. Conclusions: Integrating strategies that target emotion regulation skills improves the efficacy of CBT for MDD.

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APA:

Berking, M., Ebert, D., Cuijpers, P., & Hofmann, S.G. (2013). Emotion regulation skills training enhances the efficacy of inpatient cognitive behavioral therapy for major depressive disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 82(4), 234-245. https://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000348448

MLA:

Berking, Matthias, et al. "Emotion regulation skills training enhances the efficacy of inpatient cognitive behavioral therapy for major depressive disorder: A randomized controlled trial." Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 82.4 (2013): 234-245.

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