Author: Harry Hoberman Ph.D.
The rich theoretical and empirical literature that has developed attests to the value and efficacy of behavioral treatments for unipolar depression. In a number of ways, behavioral approaches to the treatment of depression have led the way in the development of a scientific study of the psychotherapy of episodes of psychopathology. Within a relatively short period of time, both the quantity and sophistication of behavioral treatments for depression have increased dramatically. A variety of behaviorally oriented treatment packages for depressive disorders have developed and considerable evidence exists for the efficacy of each of these programs.