Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Medical Science (MMSc)
Luis Añez, PsyD
The prevalence of depression is particularly high in the Latinx population, and this population is associated with lower rates of depression diagnosis and treatment. One intervention that has shown to be effective in treating mild to moderate depression is cognitive behavioral therapy. Though the effects of culturally adapted therapy, language being the most common adaptation, have been studied, the difference in outcomes for bilingual, bicultural speakers has not been examined. In this randomized control trial, we will compare the effectiveness of Spanish language cognitive behavioral therapy to that of English language therapy in bilingual, foreign-born, Latinx patients with depressive symptoms. We expect patients will have a statistically significant difference from baseline in their depressive symptoms at six months with S-CBT. This work may help improve access to effective care for depressive symptoms in this population and may suggest broader use of “native-language therapy” to improve outcomes.
Gonzalez, Leanne, "Culturally-Adapted Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Bilingual Latinx with Depressive Symptoms" (2021). Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate Program Theses. 101.
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