Depression is one of the most common mental health problems and affects millions of people at any time.
It is recognised by the World Health Organisation as one of the Top 10 most disabling health conditions. Behavioural Activation, a therapy developed from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), is an effective new technique in managing depression and ideally suited to self-help. By analysing, challenging and changing behaviours such as avoidance, ruminating and excessive worrying, the sufferer can gradually reinforce their positive experiences and decrease the behaviour which reinforces their depression.
This step-by-step guide includes worksheets and practical problem-solving techniques and is written by two leading clinicians in the field.