TA Treatment of Depression: A Hermeneutic Single-Case Efficacy Design Study - Beatrice

Enrico Benelli, Francesca Vulpiani, Giorgio Cristiano Cavallero, Vincenzo Calvo, Stefania Mannarini, Arianna Palmieri, Mariavittoria Zanchetta

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This study is the sixth of a series of seven and belongs to the second Italian systematic replication of findings from previous series that investigatedthe effectiveness of a manualized transactional analysistreatment for depressionthrough Hermeneutic Single-Case Efficacy Design.The therapist was a white Italian woman with 10 years of clinical experience and the patient, Beatrice, was a 45-year old white Italian woman who attended sixteen sessions of transactional analysis psychotherapy. Beatrice satisfied DSM 5 criteria for Major Depressive Disorder, Anxious Distress, with Dependent and Histrionic Personality Traits. The judges evaluated the case as a good outcome: the depressive and anxious symptomatology clinically and reliably improved over the course of the therapy and these improvements weremaintained throughoutthe duration of thefollowup intervals. Furthermore, the patient reported significant change in her post-treatment interview and these changes were directly attributed to the therapy.

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Benelli, E., Vulpiani, F., Cavallero, G., Calvo, V., Mannarini, S., Palmieri, A. and Zanchetta, M. (2018). TA Treatment of Depression: A Hermeneutic Single-Case Efficacy Design Study - Beatrice. International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research & Practice, 9(2), 42-63 https://doi.org/10.29044/v9i2p42


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