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Depression is a common mental disorder and a severe medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. Depression also causes sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed. 

Research shows that medication and psychotherapy are useful in managing depressive symptoms. The combination of medication and psychotherapy has been associated with significantly higher rates of improvement in more severe chronic and complex presentations of depression. 

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

CBT is a type of psychotherapy used to help an individual identify and change negative thoughts and associated behaviors. People who suffer from depression often struggle with negative thought patterns.

  1. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a type of talking therapy treatment specifically adapted to treat individuals who suffer from extremely intense emotions. DBT teaches individuals to identify, accept, and regulate their emotions.

  1. Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

IPT is a time-limited treatment for major depressive disorder. It aims at reducing or eliminating depressive symptoms by improving the quality of the individual’s current interpersonal relations and social functioning.

  1. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

This is a medical treatment reserved for patients with severe major depression who have not responded to other treatments. ECT involves a brief electrical stimulation of the brain while the patient is under anesthesia.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help you learn how to manage symptoms of depression that will prevent the diagnosis from controlling your life.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used by individuals who experience an inability to concentrate, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.

This is a self-evaluation worksheet to help individuals manage symptoms of depression.

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