Differential efficay of supportive and interpretative psychodynamic techniques for dependent and self-critical depressive patients: an experimental single case design

01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • General psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
psychodynamic psychotherapy Majeure Depressive Disorder outcome research differential efficacy change processes
Project description

The current study investigates for the first time in an experimental design whether psychodynamic techniques for Major Depressive Disorder are differentially efficacious dependent on personality traits of the patient. More specifically if supportive, respectively interpretative techniques are significantly more efficacious in reducing depressive symptoms for dependent, respectively self-critical patiens. This through increased relational capacities, respectively increased self-understanding.