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CBT Worksheets For Depression

Depression is characterized by an extended period of low mood, anhedonia, and reduction in activity. Dysthymia (persistent depressive disorder) is characterized by a depressed mood that occurs for most of the day, more days than not, and has been present for at least two years. Depression is a heterogeneous condition with many different triggers, presentations, and maintaining factors. Cognitive behavioral therapies (including ACT, CBT, CFT, and DBT) are effective evidence-based treatment for depression, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is an effective intervention for preventing the recurrence of depression.

  • Clinically Useful Depression Outcome Scale (CUDOS) | Zimmerman, Chelminski, McGlinchey, Posternak | 2008
    • Scale download  archived copy
    • Zimmerman, M., Chelminski, I., McGlinchey, J. B., & Posternak, M. A. (2008). A clinically useful depression outcome scale. Comprehensive psychiatry49(2), 131-140.
  • Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale (EPDS) | Cox, Holden, Sagovsky | 1987
    • Scale
    • Cox, J. L., Holden, J. M., & Sagovsky, R. (1987). Detection of postnatal depression: development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. The British Journal of Psychiatry150(6), 782-786.
  • Hamilton Rating Scale For Depression (HAM-D) | Hamilton | 1960
  • Montgomery & Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) | Montgomery, Asberg | 1979
    • Scale
    • MADRS Score Card
    • Montgomery, S.A., Asberg, M. (1979). A new depression scale designed to be sensitive to change. British Journal of Psychiatry, 134 (4): 382–89.
  • Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9) | Kroenke, Spitzer | 2002
    • Scale
    • Kroenke, K., & Spitzer, R. L. (2002). The PHQ-9: a new depression diagnostic and severity measure. Psychiatric annals32(9), 509-515.
  • Severity Measure For Depression (Adapted from PHQ-9)
  • Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale | Zung | 1965
  • Cognitive conceptualisation (excerpt from Basics and Beyond) | J. Beck  download archived copy
  • Developing and using a case formulation to guide cognitive behaviour therapy | Persons | 2015 download archived copy

Treatment guidelines

  • Depression in adults: recognition and management | National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines | October 2009 download archived copy

CBT treatment manuals

  • Individual therapy manual for cognitive-behavioural treatment of depression – Muñoz & Miranda (1996) download archived copy
  • Manual for group cognitive-behavioral therapy of major depression: a reality management approach (Instructor’s manual) | Muñoz, Ippen, Rao, Le, Dwyer | 2000 download archived copy 
  • Cognitive-Behavioural therapy (CBGT group program for depression | Milner, Tischler, DeSena, Rimer  download archived copy
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy for depression in young people: manual for therapists – Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies (IMPACT) | 2010 download archived copy
  • A therapist’s guide to brief cognitive behavioral therapy | Cully, Teten | 2008 download archived copy
  • CBT for depression in veterans and military service members – therapist manual download archived copy
  • Group therapy manual for cognitive behavioral treatment of depression | Muñoz, Miranda | 1986 download archived copy

Behavioural activation (BA & BATD)

  • Behavioural activation treatment for depression – revised (BATD-R) manual | Lejuez, Hopko, Acierno, Daughters, Pagoto | 2011 download archived copy
  • Behavioural activation treatment for depression (BATD) manual | Lejuez, Hopko & Hopko | 2001 download archived copy
  • Behavioural activation treatment for depression: returning to contextual roots | Jacobson, Martell, Dimidjian | 2001 download archived copy
  • Valued Living Questionnaire (Version 2) download archived copy

Suicide & self-harm

Behavioral activation for depression

Overcoming your depression

Antidepressant skills workbook

Antidepressant skills workbook (2nd edition) | Blisker & Paterson download archived copy

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