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| Published: September 08, 2020

A case study of person with depression: a cognitive behavioural case work approach

Priyanka Saikia

Psychiatric Social Worker, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, LGB Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur Assam, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Nilesh Maruti Gujar

PhD scholar, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, LGB Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Arif Ali

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatric Social Work, LGB Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur, Assam, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.072/20200803

DOI: 10.25215/0803.072

ABSTRACT

Individuals with depression often face problems in activities of daily living, work functioning and interpersonal relationships. Aim and Objectives: The present case study aimed to assess psychosocial problems and to provide psychiatric social work intervention based on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to the client. Methods and materials: The single-subject case study design was used and the pre-post baseline assessment was done. Semi-structured clinical and socio-demographic data sheet, social history proforma, McMaster family assessment device, Rosenberg self-esteem scale, Beck depression inventory, Beck anxiety inventory, UCLA loneliness scale, the family questionnaire (expressed emotion) were administered before and after the intervention. Psychiatric social work intervention was provided by adopting a cognitive behavioural casework approach. Results: A cognitive behavioural case work intervention turned out to be effective in dealing with depression, anxiety and loneliness. Conclusion: Cognitive Behavioural Case Work can be effective in dealing with depression cases. Psychiatric social worker can practice CBT based case work under guidance and supervision.

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Nilesh Maruti Gujar @ psynilesh@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.072/20200803

10.25215/0803.072

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 3, July-September, 2020