Psychological And Social Factors Of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

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Psychodynamic psychotherapy added Behaviourism, Client-centered (Humanistic), Family Systems as well as, Cognitive-behaviour to the popular approaches of psychotherapy. Nowadays, we no longer burn, drown or give lobotomies to people suffering from a depressive disorder. We are much more aware that the environmental factors can have as much affect on depression as the physical factors involved, and usually it is a combination of the two that best describes the causes. The mind and the body work together in ways that we are still finding more evidence for everyday. In the mental health community a bio-psychosocial model, first developed by a cardiologist named Dr. George Engel, has been widely accepted. The premise of this model is that biological, psychological and social factors all come together for our overall health. Therefore, the bio-psychosocial model encourages us to examine all relevant factors that might be contributing to the condition of depression. There could be a physical ailment, a loss of a job or a breakup or loss in the family dynamic that could all lead to depression.
Assessment Guidelines for Depression Assess the recent occurrence of any stressors that may account for the client’s symptoms of depression, to consider the possibility of an adjustment disorder. Determine whether the client is under the influence of any substances that may account for the depressive symptoms. Assess the client for symptoms of mania, to rule out bipolar disorder.…

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