The cognitive approach to explaining depression

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What is the cognitive approach?
This is how thinking changes our behaviour
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What are the two most common ways to explain depression?
Ellis's ABC model and Becks negative triad
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What is the ABC model?
A- activating event e.g fired at work/ B-rational or irrational e.g the company was overstaffed/C- consequence e.g rational leads to healthy, acceptance, and irrational leads to unhealthy, depression
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What is mutabatory thinking?
Thinking that certain ideas must be true in order to be happy e.g i must be approved or accepted by people I find important, i must do well or i am worthless, the world must give me happiness
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What is negative triad?
Depressed because only see world in negative world, and lack a sense of control over their lives
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What is negative schema?
You can get it in childhood, When you have a tendency to adopt a negative view of the world, this may be caused by parental or peer rejection , and makes people expect to fail.
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What is the negative triad?
This is part of Beck's theory, and is when you have a pessimistic view of the world , your self, and your future.
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EVALUATION: Support for the role of irrational thinking
Research shows that depressed people made more logical errors than non depressed people.
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