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The Tree Theme Method(®) (TTM), an occupational therapy intervention for treating depression and anxiety: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial.

Gunnarsson, A Birgitta; Wagman, Petra; Håkansson, Carita LU and Hedin, Katarina LU (2015) In BMC Psychology 3.
Abstract
Depression and anxiety disorders are increasing among the general population in the Western world. Individuals may need several kinds of treatment in order to maintain health, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and drug treatment. However, having an everyday life that "works" is also important, suggesting a need for interventions based on activities that facilitate a satisfying everyday life. There is still lack of such evidence-based interventions. The Tree Theme Method(®) (TTM) is an occupational therapy intervention designed for a client-centred context in which an individual develops strategies to become an actor in his or her everyday life. Previous studies of the TTM have focused on process evaluation; therefore, further... (More)
Depression and anxiety disorders are increasing among the general population in the Western world. Individuals may need several kinds of treatment in order to maintain health, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and drug treatment. However, having an everyday life that "works" is also important, suggesting a need for interventions based on activities that facilitate a satisfying everyday life. There is still lack of such evidence-based interventions. The Tree Theme Method(®) (TTM) is an occupational therapy intervention designed for a client-centred context in which an individual develops strategies to become an actor in his or her everyday life. Previous studies of the TTM have focused on process evaluation; therefore, further studies are needed to evaluate the method's effects. The aim of this paper is to outline an intervention that can evaluate the effects of the TTM in terms of psychological symptoms, as well as everyday occupations and well-being, in patients suffering from depression and anxiety. (Less)
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  title        = {The Tree Theme Method(®) (TTM), an occupational therapy intervention for treating depression and anxiety: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40359-015-0097-9},
  volume       = {3},
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