Out Of The Blue : Six Non Medication Strategies For Relieving Depression

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Out of the Blue: Six Non-medication Strategies for Relieving Depression In the 2016 video, “Out of the Blue: Six Non-medication Strategies for Relieving Depression” Bill O’Hanlon said that in his research he discovered that since 1997 depression the rates of depression have radically increased 300%. As counselors, depressed individual make up a large portion of the clients we typically see and depending on the client depression can be challenging to treat. Medications can often help some client, but not all. Therefore, it is our jobs as counselors to find more productive ways to help our clients deal and manage with their different levels of depression. This presentation cover six nontraditional approaches that can be very beneficial for clients struggling with depression. The first technique is called marbling; Bill defined it as helping people have a more complete view of their experience rather than their one-sided viewpoint. A large part of counseling is discussing the client 's problems, but Bill suggest that the client discusses the depression and what it’s like when the aren’t depresses. Sometimes the more you discuss depression the worse you actually get. Bill believes that if you integrate the positive and negative the clients would be able to work through their depression better and see more positive results and in a faster time frame. Challenging the depression while building optimism is a great way for clients to have an insight to their life post-depression.

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