Implementation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for military veterans suffering from depression is proving to be very helpful. A recently published study reported on a number of psychologists who underwent training for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression (CBT-D). Both therapist competencies and patient outcomes were assessed during the sessions. The implementation of CBT-D resulted in significant reductions in patient symptoms. Patients also reported an overall improvement in their quality of life. The implications of this study indicate that a psychologist properly trained in CBT-D procedures can effect meaningful and long-term results in patients suffering from depression.
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