Year: 1984 Source: Cognitive Therapy & Research, v.8, no.5, (October 1984), p.479-487 SIEC No: 19860590

Questions concerning the qualitative & quantitative nature of symptom change were investigated within the context of a large outcome study which compared 3 versions of a self-control therapy program for depression. Weekly short-form Beck Depression inventory items were examined for patterns & rates of change for 13 symptoms of depression throughout the program. Several symptoms, & particularly sadness & suicidal ideation, showed major decreased prior to the first therapy session. 14 ref.