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Q Does telephone delivered cognitive behavioural therapy improve depression in people with multiple sclerosis compared with telephone delivered supportive emotion-focused therapy?
Randomised controlled trial.
Single blind: assessors were blinded.
Follow up period:
Northern California, USA; time period not stated.
127 people (98 female) with a neurologist confirmed diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), and with depressive symptoms (score >16 on the Beck Depression Inventory and score >14 on the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale), and functional impairment (score ⩾3 on at least one Guy’s Neurological Disability subscale). Exclusion criteria: dementia, psychosis, substance dependence, serious suicidal ideation, a current worsening of MS symptoms, and receiving psychoactive medication other than antidepressants.
Telephone delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (T-CBT; n = 62) …
For correspondence: David C Mohr, PhD, Veterans Administration Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, 4150 Clement St (116-A), San Francisco, CA 94121, USA;
Source of funding: National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, MD.
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