Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI)

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Furthermore, MDD takes people to construct cognitive disturbed elements like hopelessness, unworthiness, and helplessness. Hopelessness, affects a person’s view of themselves, low self-esteem, and self-confidence. Hopelessness, increases a pessimistic thinking of the future, “Nothing will get better,” “What is the point,” or “I can not change the situation.” (Lavender, Watkins, 2004). Similarly, unworthiness, is another element of a cognitive construction in a person struggling with MDD, any mistake or faults made can be used against their negative constructed belief about themselves and ultimately feel no worth at all (Barron, 1999). Treatments Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) is the most common medication prescribed to treat…show more content…
Psychotherapy treatment is a method where a professional uses strategies to prescribe psychological therapy to a patient. Psychotherapy involves the patient to talk about their issues and issues with other people to the licensed mental health care professional. Psychotherapy, involves the net of positive thinking, since patients with MDD are bombarded with negative thoughts about themselves and life as a whole, a patient is given instructions, such ones could be; to think of three, to six affirmative confirmations and to say them aloud every morning, or to stop reminiscing about the past and stick to the present. Another example is positive intervention (Seligman, Rashid, & Parks, 2006), where clients are instructed to write three good things that happened during the day and reflect on their good outcome. Clients end their day remembering positive events. Similarly, to positive intervention is the gratitude letter and visit (Seligman et al., 2006) clients are instructed to write to any one who has done something good, or has impacted their life their. Then an arranged meeting is set up for the letter to be read. A gratitude letter can shift memory away from the embittering aspects of past relationships to remembering the good things that friends and family have done for

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