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Effectiveness of bibliotherapy self-help for depression with varying levels of telephone helpline support
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)
  • Linda Bilich-Erich, University of Wollongong
  • Frank P Deane, University of Wollongong
  • Andrew Phipps, Lifeline South Coast
  • Marcella Barisic, Lifeline South Coast
  • Grahame Gould, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
24383
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Publication Details

Bilich, L., Deane, F. P., Phipps, A., Barisic, M. & Gould, G. (2008). Effectiveness of bibliotherapy self-help for depression with varying levels of telephone helpline support. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy: an international journal of theory and practice, 15 61-74.

Abstract
The effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural bibliotherapy self-help package, with varied levels of telephone support, delivered through a mental health telephone service was examined with 84 mildly to moderately depressed adults. The study compared the changes in depressive symptoms of three groups: control, self help with minimal contact and self-help with telephone assistance. Both the minimal contact and the assisted self-help groups had significant reductions in their levels of depression compared with the control group. Treatment gains were maintained at a 1-month follow-up. The potential of self-help resources such as this to be successfully disseminated and delivered through a national mental health telephone information service is discussed.
Citation Information
Linda Bilich-Erich, Frank P Deane, Andrew Phipps, Marcella Barisic, et al.. "Effectiveness of bibliotherapy self-help for depression with varying levels of telephone helpline support" (2008) p. 61 - 74
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/fdeane/99/