Negative outcomes: What is the evidence on self-administered treatments?

Academic Article


  • D.C. Mohr (1995) suggested that high deterioration rates may occur in self-directed treatments. The investigators examined data from 5 studies of self-administered treatment for depression and found in contrast much lower rates (9% vs. 19%) than those cited in Mohr's review. The negative response rates for the self-administered treatments compared favorably with the negative response rates in the therapist-administered treatments provided in the National Institute of Mental Health Treatment of Depression Collaborative Research Program. The findings indicate that it may be the manner in which participants are prepared for self-administered treatment that is critical.
  • Authors

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 20713876
  • Author List

  • Scogin F; Floyd M; Jamison C; Ackerson J; Landreville P; Bissonnette L
  • Start Page

  • 1086
  • End Page

  • 1089
  • Volume

  • 64
  • Issue

  • 5