publication . Article . 2017

A randomised controlled trial of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy for treatment resistant depression: the Halifax Depression Study

Town, J.M.; Abbass, A.; Stride, C.B.; Bernier, D.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2017
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Background\ud While short-term psychodynamic psychotherapies have been shown effective for major depression, it is unclear if this could be a treatment of choice for depressed patients, many of whom have chronic and complex health issues, who have not sufficiently responded to treatment.\ud \ud Method\ud This superiority trial used a single blind randomised parallel group design to test the efficacy of time-limited Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) for treatment resistant depression (TRD). Patients referred to secondary care community mental health teams (CMHT) who met DSM-IV criteria for major depressive episode, had received antidepressant tre...
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