Interventions for the treatment of depressive symptoms in women newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a commonly diagnosed neurological disease that currently has no cure. Due to the significant physical and emotional impact that this disease has on the course of life, depressive symptoms frequently occurs among its sufferers. Many interventions have been developed and studied in an effort to reduce the depressive symptoms without the use of traditional antidepressant medications. This integrated literature review examines empirical evidence regarding non-pharmacologic interventions for depression published between 2003 and 2008. Cognitive behavioral therapy, complementary therapy, and support interventions were examined. Although no single intervention was shown to completely alleviate depressive symptoms, most interventions had a favorable impact.
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Nursing
Dissertations, Academic -- Nursing;Nursing -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Even, Erica E., "Interventions for the treatment of depressive symptoms in women newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis" (2008). HIM 1990-2015. 721.