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LECTURE 28 COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYCH 101
Professor
Martha Savage

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LECTURE 28 COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY MILD DEPRESSION 1) Talk to family and friends 2) Write problems you’re facing, feelings, thoughts, and possible solutions down 3) Speak to a family physician, psychiatrist 4) Antidepressant medication as a last resort MAJOR DEPRESSION 1) All of the above (especially antidepressant medication is most commonly prescribed and usually effective at treating major depression) 2) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)  teaches new skills for thinking and acting more effectively 3) Interpersonal Therapy  talking therapy that teaches new skills for dealing with partners, friends and family 4) Combine both medication and one of these talking therapies Additional points about taking medication 1) Different medications work for different people 2) Never stop taking medication suddenly (ie: need a gradual lowered dose over time) 3) Certain people benefit from taking medication for a long time Inactivity  Dep
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