Prescribing therapy for depression: the role of learned resourcefulness, a failure to replicate.

R. D. Wetzel, G. E. Murphy, R. M. Carney, P. Whitworth, M. A. Knesevich

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Abstract

Work in 1985 by Simons, Lustman, Wetzel, and Murphy showed that a patient's score on Rosenbaum's self-control scale predicted differential response to treatments for depression, with a high score predicting a good outcome with talking therapy and a low score a good outcome with drug therapy. This study of 37 patients did not replicate those findings. Using the same paradigm, we predicted response correctly 7 times and incorrectly 16 times, a clear failure. A valid method for choosing the best treatment for a patient with major depression remains to be found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-807
Number of pages5
JournalPsychological reports
Volume70
Issue number3 Pt 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1992

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