Depression is more than simply feeling ‘down’. When feelings of sadness, flatness or ‘emptiness’ linger for longer periods it may be a sign of depression At Mindfulthinking we use psyhological treatments for depression such as cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, problem-solving therapy, and interpersonal psychotherapy.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can bring about lasting change that can decrease the chance of having depression again in the future. It helps the person to change unhelpful thoughts and behaviours which can contribute to depression, and aims to build skills to manage depression in an ongoing way.
Problem-solving therapy helps people gain mastery over day-to-day difficulties, stresses and problems which otherwise might seem overwhelming.
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) involves addressing problems in the person’s relationships and expectations about others that might be contributing to their mood. IPT helps people to:
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is designed to reduce the risk of depression returning (relapse prevention), by teaching participants mindfulness meditation combined with cognitive-behavioural techniques. MBCT focuses on practices to