Depression: Nature, assessment and treatment using behavioural activation (Part 2)
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Depression: Nature, assessment and treatment using behavioural activation (Part 2)

Joe Curran Principal, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Community Health Sheffield NHS Trust;
Paul Rogers Wales Office, Research & Development Research Student Health Services Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry & Caswell Clinic, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust;
Kevin Gournay CBE Deputy Head, Health Services Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry

This is the second in a two-part Continuing Professional Development article on behavioural activation as a relatively new treatment intervention for depression. Part 1 examined the nature and assessment of depression; reviewed the evidence for psychosocial and medical interventions; explored the stengths and limitations of current psychological interventions taking into account their efficacy, costs and training requirements; and summarised the main behavioural theories of depression.

Mental Health Practice. 6, 1,29-36. doi: 10.7748/mhp2002.09.6.1.29.c1730