Triggers for Depression Worksheet

What is the theory behind this Triggers for Depression Worksheet?

Depression is a persistent and prolonged low mood characterised by feelings of extreme sadness and despair making an individual lose interest in all pleasurable activities. It also brings along with it a host of physical symptoms such as loss of appetite and sleep disturbances which are a source of further distress. A number of factors can trigger depressive episodes or make depressive symptoms worse. 

How will the worksheet help? 

This worksheet will help clients learn about some common triggers of depression from which they can recognize their own and also list down any other triggers that are specific to their condition. This exercise will help them become more aware of what worsens their depression so that they work on utilising effective coping strategies when needed.. 

How to use the worksheet?

Instruct the client to go through the list of common triggers and mark the ones that apply to them. Then they can add other triggers specific to their condition or elaborate on the ones they have marked from the list in the  ‘Others’ section. 

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