Title

Effectiveness of bibliotherapy self-help for depression with varying levels of telephone helpline support

RIS ID

24383

Publication Details

Bilich, L., Deane, F. P., Phipps, A., Barisic, M. & Gould, G. (2008). Effectiveness of bibliotherapy self-help for depression with varying levels of telephone helpline support. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy: an international journal of theory and practice, 15 61-74.

Abstract

The effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural bibliotherapy self-help package, with varied levels of telephone support, delivered through a mental health telephone service was examined with 84 mildly to moderately depressed adults. The study compared the changes in depressive symptoms of three groups: control, self help with minimal contact and self-help with telephone assistance. Both the minimal contact and the assisted self-help groups had significant reductions in their levels of depression compared with the control group. Treatment gains were maintained at a 1-month follow-up. The potential of self-help resources such as this to be successfully disseminated and delivered through a national mental health telephone information service is discussed.

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cpp.562