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EurakAlert! One technique therapists use that really helps depressed patients

Source:  http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-08/osu-ott081115.php

One technique therapists use that really helps depressed patients

Study is first to confirm the value of ‘Socratic questioning’

Ohio State University

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Some depressed patients may be hoping for answers from their therapists, but a new study suggests questions may be the key.

Researchers examined how cognitive therapy for depression achieves its positive effects. Their study is the first to show that depressed patients see substantial improvements in their depressive symptoms when their therapists use a technique called “Socratic questioning.”

These are a series of guided questions in which the therapist asks a patient to consider new perspectives on themselves and their place in the world.  Full Article >>>