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ISRN Psychiatry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 461265, 7 pages
Research Article

Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Modified for Inpatients with Depression

1The University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia
2Perth Clinic, West Perth, WA 6005, Australia

Received 1 September 2011; Accepted 17 October 2011

Academic Editor: A. Mihaljevic-Peles

Copyright © 2012 Andrew C. Page and Geoff R. Hooke. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The effectiveness among inpatients with depression of a modified cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) program was examined. A group of 300 inpatient admissions with a primary diagnosis of depression attending a private psychiatric clinic were assessed at the beginning and end of a two-week CBT program. The effectiveness of the treatment was demonstrated by improvements on the Beck depression inventory (BDI), the health of the nation outcome scales, locus of control of behaviour scale, and the global assessment of function. The changes on the BDI for patients with depression were benchmarked against estimates generated from published studies. The degree of change in a two-week period for inpatients with depression was similar to that observed in efficacy studies of CBT that typically run over a more extended time. Implications for integrating CBT with inpatient services are discussed.