Fighting depression — layman’s CBT

Sarah Perini
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02390.x
Published online: 2 March 2009

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) has been demonstrated to be a highly effective treatment for depression, both as a stand-alone treatment for mild cases, and in combination with medication for moderate and severe cases. Fight your dark shadow provides a basic introduction to the fundamental components of CBT, using clear, simple language and brightly coloured illustrations to convey its message.

  • St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW



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