Cognitive Therapy and Research

, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 71–75

Does Cognitive Therapy Have an Enduring Effect?

  • Steven D. Hollon

DOI: 10.1023/A:1022538713914

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Hollon, S.D. Cognitive Therapy and Research (2003) 27: 71. doi:10.1023/A:1022538713914


Cognitive and cognitive–behavioral interventions (CBT) have emerged over the last quarter century as efficacious and widely practiced approaches to treatment for a variety of psychological disorders. Cognitive Therapy and Research has played a major role in generating that interest in cognitive and cognitive–behavioral interventions. CBT interventions have been shown to have an enduring effect that extends beyond the end of treatment; they reduce risk for relapse in chronic disorders and risk for recurrence in episodic disorders. Whether CBT is truly curative remains to be seen, but there is more good evidence for CBT having an enduring effect than for any other intervention in the field today. The founders of the journal have much of which they can be proud.

cognitive therapy relapse recurrence depression 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven D. Hollon
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyVanderbilt UniversityNashville