Behavioural activation therapy can stave off depression

A psychological treatment known as behavioural activation can help prevent older people with mild symptoms of depression from developing more severe, clinical, depression, a study has found.

Dr Gemma Traviss-Turner and other LIHS colleagues along with researchers from the Universities of York and Durham discovered that the treatment, which encourages social interactions and engagement in rewarding activities, reduced patients’ anxiety levels and improved their quality of life.

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