Differential Efficacy of Pre-structured and Explorative Psychodynamic Interventions in Dependent and Selfcritical Depressive Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

01 January 2015 → 31 October 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • General psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
Project description

Efficacy research shows substantial between--subject variability in the efficacy of different types of psychodynamic therapy for depression. Post-hoc analyses of naturalistic data suggest that pre-structured interventions are more effective for dependent depressive patients while explorative interventions are more effective for self-critical patients. This project proposes a randomized controlled trial in which these findings are tested in an experimental way.