Intervenciones en Psicología Positiva para la disminución de la depresión y el fomento del bienestar en personas mayores de 60 años: Una revisión sistemática de la última década (2012-2022)

  1. Sergio López-Linares 1
  2. Ana García-León 1
  3. Nicolás Sánchez-Álvarez 2
  1. 1 Universidad de Jaén,Jaén España
  2. 2 Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, España
Terapia psicológica

ISSN: 0716-6184 0718-4808

Year of publication: 2023

Volume: 41

Issue: 1

Pages: 111-136

Type: Article

More publications in: Terapia psicológica


Recently, different studies have shown the efficacy of interventions in Positive Psychology to im-prove both depressive symptoms and well-being in adults. However, there are only a few studies that review the efficacy of these interventions in people aged 60 years and older. Objective: synthe-size the evidence from the last decade about these interventions in these people. Method: A sys-tematic review was conducted. Publications between 2012 and 2022 –from SCOPUS, WOS/Medline and PROQUEST/PsycInfo- were included. After analyzing 944 empirical works, 18 studies have met the inclusion criteria. Results:the results show the efficacy of interventions in Positive Psychology, both to reduce depressive symptoms, and to increase subjective and psychological well-being in people of these ages, compared to other control groups. These effects are found with interventions on well-being, with interventions on personal strengths –gratitude or forgiveness in combination with sense of humor, empathy, meaning of life or emotional regulation- or through training on mind-fulness. Conclusions:The preliminary results point out the importance of interventions in Positive Psychology as complementary therapies to improve the metal health and quality of life in people over 60 years.

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