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Assessing the effectiveness of the ‘‘human givens’’ approach in treating depression: a quasi experimental study in primary care

TSAROUCHA, Anna, KINGSTON, Paul, WALTON, Ian, STEWART, Tony and CORP, Nadia (2012) Assessing the effectiveness of the ‘‘human givens’’ approach in treating depression: a quasi experimental study in primary care. Mental Health Review Journal, 17 (2). pp. 90-103. ISSN 1361-9322

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Purpose: This paper aims to present the findings of research commissioned by a Primary Care Trust in the UK to assess the implementation of a new pilot Human Givens mental health service (HGS) within primary care.
Method: Participating General Practitioners practices were designated as either ‘Human Givens’ or ‘Control’ practices. The study focused on service users with mild to moderate depressed mood measured using HADS. The well-being of these participants was examined at the point of referral, and after four, eight and 12 months using three well being questionnaires.
Findings: The results revealed that emotional well being significantly improved during the first four months following referral for both groups and this improvement was maintained up to and including one year post referral. Human Givens therapy was found to be shorter, lasting 1-2 sessions in duration compared to standard treatment which lasted on average four sessions.
Originality/value: Apart from the psychological insight and emotional support, Human Givens therapy helps the client to better function in society and maintain their sense of social integration. This has benefits to other providers of social care.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Health and Social Care > Social Work and Social Welfare
Depositing User: Anna TSAROUCHA
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2019 10:22
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 10:22
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5358

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