CCT Reduces Relapse after Response to ACT

Jarrett et al. (1998) compared sequential cohorts of patients responding to A-CT. The first cohort discontinued treatment after A-CT and experienced relapse/recurrence (met MDE criteria at any time during longitudinal follow-up) more frequently (45% over 8 months, 74% over 24 months) than the second cohort that received 8 months of C-CT, followed by 16 months of treatment-free assessment (20% over 8 months, 36% over 24 months). Jarrett et al. (2001) conducted a full-scale randomized clinical trial of C-CT for responders to A-CT, including independent assessment of treatment outcomes. Patients were randomized to 8 months of C-CT or assessment only, followed by 16 months of treatment-free assessment. C-CT reduced relapse (met MDE criteria by Longitudinal Interval Follow-up Evaluation [LIFE; Keller, Lavori, Friedman, Nielsen, Endicott, et al., 1987] depression scores 5 for 2 consecutive weeks) over 8 months (10 vs. 31%), and reduced relapse for patients with unstable remission (37 vs. 62%) and with early-onset MDD (16 vs. 67%) over 24 months compared to controls. As described earlier, those with residual symptoms are most in need of C-CT for prevention of relapse/recurrence.

Exploring EFT

Exploring EFT

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. It works to free the user of both physical and emotional pain and relieve chronic conditions by healing the physical responses our bodies make after we've been hurt or experienced pain. While some people do not carry the effects of these experiences, others have bodies that hold onto these memories, which affect the way the body works. Because it is a free and fast technique, even if you are not one hundred percent committed to whether it works or not, it is still worth giving it a shot and seeing if there is any improvement.

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