Cognitive approach to explaining depression

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  • Created on: 27-04-16 16:12

Beck's theory of depression (1967):

  • Depressed people only focus on the negatives and think in balck and white (extremes)
  • Sufferers have a negative self-schema so view things about themselves in a negative way
  • In the negative triad, a depressed person will have negative views about the world, the self and the future


Grazoli and Terry assessed 65 pregant women's cognitive vulnerablitity and depression level before and after pregnancy. This is supporting evidence for the theory because they found that the women with a higher cognitive vulnerability had


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