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Thursday, 9 June 2011

Major Depression and Negative Mindset

A recent study has found further evidence that people suffering with Major Depression are stuck in a negative mindset, and re-live their negative experiences again and again in their mind.

In the study 26 people with depression and 27 people who had never had depression were sat in front of a computer and shown three words, one at a time. They were told to remember the words either in the order they were presented or in reverse order. The computer then presented one of the three words and they were supposed to respond as quickly as they could whether that word was first, second, or third in the list.

People with depression had trouble re-ordering the words in their head; if they were asked to remember the words in reverse order, they took longer to give the correct answer. They had a particularly hard time if the three words had negative meanings, like "death" or "sadness."

But therapy techniques such as motivational interviewing, brief solution focused therapy or positive therapy could prove to be very useful at helping clients change their mindset and thinking and allow them to move on with their lives, which they may not be able to do without guidance.

All of these psychological skills are available from the Skills Development Service:
Motivational Interviewing
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Positive Therapy

Interested in all these courses? Then why not go for our certificate in Resource Based Therapy course.
Certificate in Resource Based Therapy

Psychotherapy DVDs are also offering an 8 Disk CBT Training Package, offering 14 CPD hours: Essential CBT Skills Series - 8 DVDs Set - 14 CPD Hours

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