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People With Dementia & Depression May Benefit From CBT

Cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) to treat depression added to usual care for people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia reduced symptoms of depression and increased remission rates. These findings are based on a meta-analysis published by Cochrane Review. The researchers analyzed the evidence base of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) testing psychological interventions aimed at reducing depression and anxiety in people with dementia or MCI. For this analysis CBT-based treatments included CBT, behavioral activation, and problem-solving therapy.

The outcomes of CBT-based …

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