Major depressive disorder is a mental illness with symptoms that affect a person's thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Depression is widespread, but poorly understood. This video provides an overview of what depression actually is including discussion of symptoms, causes, and treatment.
Behavioural activation is a technique used in CBT and behavioural therapies as a treatment for depression. Research has supported behavioral activation as a treatment for depression with outcomes comparable of those to medication. This video provides a quick overview of what behavioural activation is, and how it can be used in the course of treatment.
The mindful way through depression: Zindel Segal at TEDxUTSC
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