Depression is the most common mood disorder in the world, one that is still growing steadily in both prevalence and severity. How a clinician thinks about the nature of depression and answers fundamental questions - such as what causes depression - naturally determines what treatment approaches they are most likely to take. Regardless of one’s preferred theoretical orientation, however, depression experts agree that treatment needs to be multi-dimensional and active in teaching skills in key areas such as coping, social, and problem-solving skills.
Furthermore, the more we learn about the neuroscience of mood, especially neuroplasticity and neurogenesis, the more important well-designed experiential learning processes become in treatment. These include the use of structured task assignments and focusing processes, such as hypnosis and guided meditations, that can be applied in treatment to teach mood self-regulation skills. Dr Yapko will provide many examples of such approaches in this one-day webinar