Schematherapie für chronische Depressionen

Translated title of the contribution: Treatment for chronic depression using schema therapy

F. Renner, A. Arntz, I. Leeuw, M.J.H. Huibers

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Schema Therapy (ST) is an integrative treatment approach to chronic lifelong problems with an established effectiveness for treating personality disorders. This article describes the adaptation of ST to chronic depression by reviewing the literature on the underlying risk factors to chronic depression. A model of chronic depression is presented, describing the interplay between empirically supported risk factors to chronic depression (early adversity, cognitive factors, personality pathology, and interpersonal factors). We provide a treatment protocol of ST for chronic depression describing techniques that can be used in ST to target these underlying risk factors. Based on the current body of empirical evidence for the underlying risk factors to chronic depression, ST appears to be a promising new treatment approach to chronic depression as it directly targets these underlying risk factors.

Translated title of the contributionTreatment for chronic depression using schema therapy
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)169-181
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Chronic depression
  • Early maladaptive schemas
  • Risk factors
  • Schema therapy


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