Open Access Graduate Research Paper
A substantial body of research has indicated that the cognitive theory of depression, as well as the use of cognitive therapy in the treatment there of, has experienced widespread acceptance in the psychotherapeutic community. 1 Etiological theories of depression have been diverse, ranging from speculations concerning biochemical deficiencies and hereditary-constitutional deficits and speculation concerning internal psychological factors or subtle disruptions in patterns which travel between the organisms and the environment. Despite this diversity, the observed clinical syndrome has generally been described in strikingly consistent terms. Traditionally considered to be a disorder of affect, most descriptions also specify changes in cognitive, behavioral, motivational, and vegetative components.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Robert T. Lembke
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©1986 Kathleen Moon Jordan
Jordan, Kathleen Moon, "Cognitive therapy as a treatment technique of depression" (1986). Graduate Research Papers. 2663.