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Depression: Beck/Young (Reading 13) -Cognitive Therapy for Depression -Short-term psychotherapies -Recent research suggests the cognitive behavior therapy is at least effect as tricyclic antidepressants in treatment. -When we change depressive cognitions, we simultaneously change the characteristic mood, behavior and biochemistry of depression. -Negatively biased cognition is a core process in depression due the cognitive triad of depression (themselves, future, and environment) -View them as worthless/ inadequate -Depressed patients view the environment as overwhelming with obstacles unable to overcome, resulting in failure or loss. -Future as hopeless. Their own efforts are insufficient to change their path of
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Unformatted text preview: their lives-Leads to suicidal thoughts or actions-Distortions in interpretations of events to maintain negative views. Deviations from a logical process of thinking. -The presence of early negative schemas is a predisposition for depression (significant others) out of awareness till stimulated-Change depressive thinking: elicit automatic thoughts, underlying assumptions and early schemas. The cognitions are put to the test by setting up experiments, weight advantages/ disadvantages, trying graded tasks, etc. -Patients begin to view themselves and problems more realistically, feel better and change their behavior. -Therapists in a collaborative alliance....
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