Telephone-Administered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

A recent study published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine demonstrates that individuals suffering from multiple sclerosis can receive significant benefits from telephone administered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  Participants in the study received either CBT or emotional focused therapy (EFT) over a 16 week period.  The results showed that MS patients with high levels of social support had greater reductions in depressive symptoms following the CBT as opposed to the EFT.  Among patients with low social support, similar results were gained by both treatments.  The findings reveal that for patients with high social support CBT is a more effective treatment strategy than EFT.

Read the full article here:  Telephone-Administered CBT is Effective for Depressed MS Patients with High Social Support