Cognitive evolutionary therapy for depression: a case study

Cezar Giosan, Vlad Muresan, Ramona Moldovan
2014 Clinical Case Reports  
a The first two authors contributed equally to this work. Key Clinical Message We present an evolutionary-driven cognitive-behavioral intervention for a moderately depressed patient. Standard cognitive and behavioral therapy techniques focused on the patient's perfectionistic and self-downing beliefs, while novel, evolutionary-informed techniques were used to guide behavioral activation and conceptualize secondary emotional problems related to anger. The treatment reduced depressive
more » ... gy and increased evolutionary fitness. Keywords Cognitive-behavioral therapy, darwinian psychotherapy, depression, evolutionary psychology, evolutionary psychotherapy. 228
doi:10.1002/ccr3.131 pmid:25614817 pmcid:PMC4302631 fatcat:s5jwpsz5tbb6nfuk5vhklcrv7y