Dysthymia Worksheet

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What are the theories behind this worksheet?

The dysthymia worksheet draws from cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), focusing on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns.

It incorporates elements of psychodynamic theory by exploring past coping strategies and their influence on present emotions. 

The inclusion of goal-setting and pleasurable activities aligns with behavioural activation, a component of various therapeutic approaches, promoting positive reinforcement and mood improvement.

How will this worksheet help you?

This worksheet aims to enhance self-awareness by prompting reflection on mood patterns, thoughts, and coping strategies. 

It can empower individuals with dysthymia by providing a structured framework to identify and challenge negative patterns, fostering a more proactive approach to managing emotions. 

How should you use this worksheet?

Use this worksheet by regularly guiding the client through the questions to facilitate self-reflection. 

Provide honest and detailed responses to promote a deeper understanding of mood patterns and coping mechanisms.

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