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VIVEC : development of a group cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for anti-depressive purposes

Abstract : Introduction: We realized a group of psychotherapy mixing two types of cognitive-behavioral therapies, whose effectiveness we observed. The primary endpoint was evolution of depressive symptomatology at 6 months. The criteria for secondary judgments were anxious symptomatology and quality of life. Methods: 19 patients, over 60 years of age, with a Mini-Mental State Examination score ≥ 24, were included (mean age = 73.85 years), successively, in the psychotherapy group and the waiting list. Patients had a history of less than one year of major depressive disorder, and / or dysthymia, and / or non-specific depressive disorder, and / or an antecedent of less than one year of anxiety disorder. Participants were required to complete pre-treatment questionnaires, at 3 months of inclusion and 6 months of inclusion. Results: There was improvement in both groups of depression, anxiety, and quality of life. The percentage improvement in depression is better in the VIVEC group. Statistical tests are not significant. Conclusion: This pilot study shows an improvement in the primary and secondary endpoints. This experience will improve future groups.
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Géraldine Astrié. VIVEC : development of a group cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for anti-depressive purposes. Life Sciences [q-bio]. 2018. ⟨dumas-02145908⟩

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