Negative outcomes: What is the evidence on self-administered treatments?

Forrest Scogin, Mark Floyd, Christine Jamison, Joseph Ackerson, Philippe Landreville, Lynda Bissonnette

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D.C. Mohr (1995) suggested that high deterioration rates may occur in self-directed treatments. The investigators examined data from 5 studies of self-administered treatment for depression and found in contrast much lower rates (9% vs. 19%) than those cited in Mohr's review. The negative response rates for the self-administered treatments compared favorably with the negative response rates in the therapist-administered treatments provided in the National Institute of Mental Health Treatment of Depression Collaborative Research Program. The findings indicate that it may be the manner in which participants are prepared for self-administered treatment that is critical.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1086-1089
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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