The cognitive approach to treating depression

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What is CBT?
A combination of cognitive and behavioural therapy. Where a change of thoughts leads to a change of behaviour
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What does 'challenging irrational thoughts' mean?
Ellis extended his model to ABCDEF. D refers to disputing irrational thoughts and beliefs. E stands for the effects of disputing and effective attitudes to life and F is for new feelings that are produced
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What homework may be given in CBT?
Clients may be asked to complete assignments inbetween therapy sessions e.g look for a new job. Tests irrational beliefs against reality.
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What is behavioural activation?
Encouraging depressed people to become more active and get rid of any negative thoughts they may have towards participating in activities
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EVALUATION: Research support
90% success rate, it has an average of 27 sessions to complete, however it is not always effective as some clients may not have put their new beliefs into action
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Ellis extended his model to ABCDEF. D refers to disputing irrational thoughts and beliefs. E stands for the effects of disputing and effective attitudes to life and F is for new feelings that are produced

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