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Addict Behav. 1996 Jan-Feb;21(1):129-33.

Self-examination therapy as an adjunct treatment for depressive symptoms in substance abusing patients.

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  • 1Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405, USA.

Abstract

To determine the efficacy of Self-Examination Therapy as an adjunct treatment for depressive symptoms in substance abusing patients, 28 adult male volunteers from a substance abuse unit at a VA Medical Center were randomly assigned to either Self-Examination Therapy or a Current Events comparison group. Analyses indicated that participants in Self-Examination Therapy showed significantly greater improvement in depressive symptoms and overall psychopathology than participants in the Current Events comparison group. These results suggest that Self-Examination Therapy is a viable adjunct treatment for substance abusers, particularly those with depressive symptoms.

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8729714
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