TA treatment of depression : a hermeneutic single-case efficacy design study - ‘Caterina’

Benelli, E, Filanti, S, Musso, R, Calvo, V, Mannarini, S, Palmieri, A and Widdowson, MDJ 2017, 'TA treatment of depression : a hermeneutic single-case efficacy design study - ‘Caterina’' , International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research, 8 (1) , pp. 21-38.

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Abstract

This study is the second of a series of seven, and belongs to the second Italian systematic replication of findings from two previous series (Widdowson 2012a, 2012b, 2012c, 2013; Benelli, 2016a, 2016b, 2016c) that investigated the effectiveness of a manualised transactional analysis treatment for depression through Hermeneutic Single-Case Efficacy Design. The therapist was a white Italian woman with 10 years of clinical experience and the client, Caterina, was a 28-year old white Italian woman who attended 16 sessions of transactional analysis psychotherapy. Caterina satisfied DSM-5 criteria for major depressive disorder with generalized anxiety disorder. The conclusion of the judges was that this was an outstanding good-outcome case: the depressive symptoms showed an early clinical and reliable improvement, maintained till the 6 months follow-up, accompanied by reductions in anxiety symptoms, global distress and severity of personal problems. Adherence to the manualised treatment for depression appears good to excellent. In this case study, transactional analysis treatment for depression has proven its efficacy in treating major depressive disorder in comorbidity with anxiety disorder.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research
Publisher: the European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA)
ISSN: 2218-3159
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Depositing User: Dr Mark Widdowson
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2017 14:32
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 05:04
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/41593

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