The relationship between telephone-administered cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression and neuropsychological functioning in Parkinson's disease

J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2014 Apr 1;26(2):E10-1. doi: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.13030065.


This letter is the first to describe the impact of telephone-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression on neuropsychological functioning in Parkinson’s disease. Telephone-administered CBT was associated with improvements in verbal memory following 10 weeks of treatment. Baseline verbal and working memory were related to depression improvement over time.

Trial registration: NCT00464464.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Caregivers / psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / methods*
  • Depression / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parkinson Disease / complications*
  • Parkinson Disease / rehabilitation*
  • Telemedicine*

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