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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. 

Depression therapy is designed to help individuals better cope with negative thoughts or process difficult experiences. 

Depression therapy is used to help individuals out of the emotional depths of depression and prevent depression relapse.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

People who suffer from depression often struggle with negative thought patterns.

CBT is used to help individuals identify and change negative thoughts and associated behaviors. 

  1. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is similar to CBT. It teaches individuals to identify, accept, and regulate their intense emotions.

  1. Behavioral Activation Therapy

The aim of this therapy is to reverse the downward spiral of depression by encouraging individuals to seek out experiences and activities that give them joy.

  1. Problem-Solving Therapy

This is a form of CBT that teaches take-charge skills that help individuals solve real-life problems and stressors that contribute to depression.

  1. Interpersonal Therapy

This therapy focuses on identifying and improving problematic personal relationships and circumstances directly related to one’s current depressive mood.

  1. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

This is a medical treatment reserved for patients with severe major depression who have not responded to other treatments. 

In ECT, electrical currents are passed through the brain to impact the function and effect of neurotransmitters in your brain to relieve depression symptoms. 

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help you learn effective coping techniques that alleviate the symptoms of depression. 

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 self-evaluation worksheet should be used to teach individuals the positive effects of depression therapy.

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