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The purpose of this study was threefold: examine the main effects of baseline DEQ Neediness and Connectedness (Rude & Burnham, 1995; Blatt et al., 1995) on outcome of treatment for unipolar depression; examine the mediating effects on outcome of change during treatment in Neediness and Connectedness; investigate whether these personality constructs (Neediness and Connectedness) correlate with specific clusters of depression symptoms. Archival data were used consisting of a sample of outpatients diagnosed with unipolar depression who received either Cognitive Therapy (CT) (n = 51) or Pharmacotherapy (PT) (n = 58). In the CT group, high baseline Neediness was associated with poor treatment outcome, while change in Connectedness was associated with positive treatment response. Overall, Connectedness was correlated with a theoretical Dependency Symptom Composite, while Neediness was significantly correlated with a theoretical Self-Criticism Symptom Composite.Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2002 .F58. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 41-04, page: 1203. Adviser: Stephen Hibbard. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2002.
Fitzgerald, Nicola Elizabeth., "Neediness and connectedness: Mediators of outcome in cognitive therapy or pharmacotherapy for depression?" (2002). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2821.