Summary of the efficacy data of psychodynamic psychotherapy for depression in older adults

Much of the empirical support for psychodynamic psychotherapy with older people comes, surprisingly, from research carried out in CBT trials (Gallagher & Thompson, 1983; Thompson et al., 1987). In the research trials carried out by the Thompson group, the form of psychodynamic psychotherapy used in their treatment trials (insight-oriented psychotherapy) was broadly as effective as cognitive or behavioural treatments. Steuer et al. (1984) also concluded that psychodynamic and cognitive treatments were equally efficacious in the treatment of depression in older adults. In addition, the meta-analysis literature provides empirical support for the use of psychodynamic approaches in the treatment of depression in older adults, as results suggest equivalence in outcome between different forms of psychological treatments.

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