Congratulations to Dr Nima Moghaddam who has had two new papers published over the past few months.
The first published in Clinical Rehabilitation is a systematic review examining behavioural activation treatment for depression in individuals with neurological conditions. The findings of the review revealed that the effectiveness of behavioural activation in reducing depression (in randomized controlled trials) varied from small (d = 0.24) to large (d = 1.7).
Oates, L. L., Moghaddam, N., Evangelou, N., & das Nair, R. (2019). Behavioural activation treatment for depression in individuals with neurological conditions: a systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215519896404
In the second paper, is entitled “Preventing relapse with personalized smart‐messaging after cognitive behavioural therapy: A proof‐of‐concept evaluation” and was published in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology. The paper found that, across a 12‐month follow‐up, participants receiving smart‐messaging showed greater health improvements than those who did not, suggesting that a low‐intensity, personalized relapse prevention method can have a clinical benefit following CBT for common mental health problems.
Malins, S., Biswas, S., Patel, S., Levene, J., Moghaddam, N., & Morriss, R. (2020). Preventing relapse with personalized smart‐messaging after cognitive behavioural therapy: A proof‐of‐concept evaluation. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, Advanced online, https://doi.org/10.1111/bjc.12244