519 individuals recruited from community mental health settings in Ohio were assigned to Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) or treatment as usual and assessed at baseline and at two- and eight-month follow-ups. WRAP participants reported significantly greater reduction in depression and anxiety, and greater improvement in recovery, relative to treatment-as-usual. The results, which according to the authors confirm “the importance of WRAP as part of a group of evidence-based, recovery-oriented interventions,” appear in this month’s issue of Psychiatric Services.
Cook, J. Copeland, M.E. et al; “A Randomized Controlled Trial of Effects of Wellness Recovery Action Planning on Depression, Anxiety, and Recovery.” Psychiatric Services, June 2012; Vol. 63, No. 6
APA Press Release: New Study Examines Benefits of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) for People with Serious Mental Illness