The Effects Of Comorbid Alcohol And Depression And Four Solely On Depression

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, eight of which focused on comorbid Alcohol and Depression and four solely on Depression. They found positive results for the effectiveness of psychotherapies, including CBT (either alone or in combination with antidepressant medication). They concluded, however, that the evidence was not yet strong enough, due to the minor numbers of studies they had for their review, the diversity among them and the low methodological qualities of some. The results of these reviews suggest introductory evidence that psychological interventions in particular CBT, may be effective for treating co-occurring disorder. Despite its common clinical use, long-term trials that have been conducted to examine the efficacy of CBT are limited and often lack appropriate comparison (Watkins et al., 2012). Though it is evidently an effective treatment for Depression and AD, it reaches only a fraction of those who might benefit. Yet, guidelines endorse psychotherapeutic practices such as CBT, as a first-line treatment for outpatients, and surveys of people with this co-occurring disorder have found that 50%–60% prefer psychotherapy for initial treatment (Swendsen, 2000). The following study aims to discover the effectiveness of CBT for clients with co-occurring AD and Depression. Although there has been research regarding the etiology, associations, and treatment of chronic Depression and alcoholism, a predominantly effective treatment has been vague and elusive (Guidi, Fava, Paakostas, 2010). As a

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