Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression
Depression is a very common and debilitating condition that affects many people. When someone has depression they can often experience a loss of motivation, difficulty enjoying life, and feel sad or down. Other symptoms can include problems sleeping, low energy, changes in appetite, feelings of guilt, and thoughts about death or even suicide.
Sometimes people with depression feel like they don’t have a legitimate reason to feel depressed. They believe or have been told that if they just had enough willpower they could overcome their depression. Unfortunately, this is misleading because fighting depression with just willpower can feel nearly impossible; but learning new skills and tools to fight depression through CBT is possible.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be one of the most effective treatment options for depression. Often for clients with mild or moderate depression, CBT by itself has been shown to help. Forclients with severe major depression, CBT has been shown to be effective in conjunction with pharmacological treatment.