Efecto del tratamiento breve de activación conductual para la depresión (BATD-r) en adolescentes con edades comprendidas entre los 14 y 18 años, diagnosticados con trastorno depresivo.
Gaitán Camelo, María Isabel | 2021
Behavioral activation treatments prove to be effective in depressive disorders given their low economic cost and short execution time, observing changes from the beginning, using principles of positive reinforcement and the equalization law (Barraca., 2010). This case study sought to determine the effect of the BATD-r protocol by Lejuez et al. (2011in five adolescents diagnosed with depression, under an A-B research design, applied in telepsychology modality.
The research participants belong to a school of education by cycles, where various problems can be observed such as: substance use, family abuse, gangs, sexual abuse, emotional disorders such as depression on which this research focuses.
The application of this treatment makes it possible to show that there is an effect on depression, observed from the decrease in depressive behaviors, the increase in healthy behaviors and the subjective change in mood observed through the TAU-u index (Parker et al., 2016) that allowed defining a positive trend of the treatment and determined that the level of change is significant.