This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: Treatments for depression: Treatments for depression: Pharmacotherapy
• • •
Antidepressants commonly used SSRI’s (Prozac only drug approved) Some risks, like suicidal thoughts and self harm, but these also go along with depression • No info about long term effects on the brain • Many children do not show a full response to meds Psychosocial interventions: Psychosocial interventions: Cognitive techniques
• Identify, challenge, and modify negative • • • • •
thought processes Constructive thinking Positive selftalk Selfcoaching skills (“Don’t give up”) Coping skills Selfchange skills Psychosocial interventions: Behavioral techniques
• Maintains that depression results from and is sustained by a lack of reinforcement • Increase pleasurable activities • Provide skills needed to attain more reinforcement • Teach skills for assertiveness, communication, conflict resolution, etc ...
View Full Document
- Fall '09