Send to

Choose Destination
J Consult Clin Psychol. 1991 Apr;59(2):282-8.

Cognitive therapy with depressed inpatients: specific effects on dysfunctional cognitions.

Author information

Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802.


Specificity of cognitive change following cognitive therapy for depression was assessed in 39 depressed inpatients who completed either a standard inpatient treatment (pharmacotherapy and milieu management) or the standard treatment plus cognitive therapy. Following treatment, patients in both groups endorsed fewer dysfunctional cognitions on 2 of 4 measures of cognitive distortion. Compared with patients receiving only the standard treatment, patients also receiving cognitive therapy reported less hopelessness and fewer cognitive biases at posttreatment and 6- and 12-month follow-up assessments and fewer dysfunctional attitudes at the 6-month follow-up. Treatment effects for dysfunctional cognitions were found even though the treatment groups did not differ in depression severity, suggesting that results did not reflect state-dependent differences between treatments secondary to difference in depression.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for American Psychological Association Icon for University of Colorado, Strauss Health Sciences Library
Loading ...
Support Center