Self-initiated attempts to cope with depression

Leonard A. Doerfler, University of Massachusetts Medical School
C. Steven Richards, University of Missouri-Columbia

At the time of publication, Leonard Doerfler was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.


The present study explored the role of behavioral self-control techniques in these self-initiated efforts to alleviate depression. Specifically, this study focused on the differences between people who had successfully coped with depression on their own and those who had not.