General Article Talking therapy

Topic Selected: Depression
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There are lots of different types of talking therapy to suit all situations and people.

 

Choosing a therapy

Before you make your choice, think about:

What treatment would suit me?  For example, do you think you’d prefer to deal with the here-and-now, or would you rather look at the past?

  • How long will I have to wait?
  • How long will the therapy last?
  • Does it cost anything?
  • Have I any preference about who I see – a man or woman, older or younger?
  • Who may be able to recommend a therapist to me?

 

Which therapies work?

Researchers have found the following treatments to be effective in treating depression.

  • Behavioural activation helps you get back into activities that you have stopped.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is based on the here and now. It focuses on what we do (Behaviour) and how it influences the way

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