Treating Depression in Men: The Role of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
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- Wittenborn, A.K., Culpepper, B. & Liu, T. Contemp Fam Ther (2012) 34: 89. doi:10.1007/s10591-012-9176-8
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While initial treatment recommendations for depression in the context of relationship problems have been outlined, attention typically has been focused on females experiencing depression. Less is known about the assessment and treatment of men with depression and relationship distress. This article presents the current literature on depression and relationship problems, including what is currently known about the occurrence, expression, assessment, and treatment of depression in men. Theoretical and empirically based assessment and treatment recommendations are then provided for Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with depressed men in distressed relationships.