Cognitive Behavior Modification of Mood Disorders
Depression is a disorder of the entire psychobiologic system including the emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and somatic functions. The emotional component is characterized by a blue mood involving feelings of sadness, anhedonia, guilt, irritability, and despair. The somatic symptoms include hypochrondriasis, insomnia or hypersomnia, weight gain or loss, constipation or diarrhea, fatigue, and decreased libido. The behavioral changes are characterized by passivity, lethargy, inactivity, social isolation, withdrawal from work, and avoidance of pleasurable activities.
KeywordsDepressed Patient Mood Disorder Beck Depression Inventory Cognitive Therapy Therapy Session
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