Depression And Its Effects On America

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It became clear what Tom was going through and why (Given, et al., 2004). Another point to add here is that Tom might have gone through depression during his father 's final days and after (Gries, C. J., Engelberg, R. A., Kross, E. K., Zatzick, D., Nielsen, E. L., Downey, L., & Curtis, J. R. 2010), and it is a possibility that he is picturing himself going through the same pain of loss with regards to his mother, which is causing him depression. Moreover, a final revelation by Eric was that Tom has turned towards alcohol for support and has made a routine of drinking excessive alcohol every other day until he can no longer stay awake. Again, alcohol can be a major contributor to depression and can increase the chances of it becoming…show more content…
Although these symptoms presented by the DSM IV and V may seem unrelated, Beck (1976) however suggests that these symptoms can be seen as a background shift in the cognitive organisation of the person 's view of their own world. It is suggested that the person experiences feeling loss of a relationship perhaps or even health causing his personal domain to fall in a way. Beck (1976) further explained this phenomenon by categorizing three different kinds of negative cognitive processes; also known as the cognitive triad. This triad consists of; a) a negative view of the world in general, b) a person 's negative view of themselves and c) a negative view of the future. Almost a decade after Beck designed her cognitive triad, Ellis (1987) also developed a cognitive triad where the three depression causing factors were, a) a devout belief in one 's own personal inadequacy, b) the horror of not having what one needs, and c) the awfulness of the way things are. Keeping these triads in view we understand that cognitive behavioural therapy helps the therapist alter the thinking habits of the client and encourage them to adopt behaviours that would help them function better in day to day work and social as well as personal life. As his therapist I can make a basic CBT model for him which would consist of three stages, a) Identifying the factors that are
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