Mental behavioural therapy to reduce major depressive episodesAuthor(s): Mohammad Nayef Ayasrah* and Mohamad Ahmad Saleem Khasawneh
The objective of this study is to determine whether or not mental behavioural therapy is useful in lessening the severity of major depressive episodes that are accompanied with psychotic symptoms. This research is very important when thinking about the prevalence of depression throughout the world. For the purpose of this analysis, a case study technique was used. For the purpose of this study, a male responder who suffered from severe depression and psychotic symptoms was employed. The Beck Depression Inventory was used in order to make determinations about the severity of depression. The diagnosis was arrived at by a combination of observation, in-person interviews, and psychological testing. The initial mental health state of the patient is evaluated by the researcher in order to determine the appropriate course of intervention and psychotherapy. The interventions that are used in mental-behavioural therapy typically take place over the course of six sessions. These sessions cover a variety of topics, including the formulation of problems, the catching of ideas, the testing of reality, the elimination of destructive beliefs, and the activation of positive behaviours. The researcher used the method of forgiveness in the hopes that it would make the patient feel less guilty. Following participation in the psychological intervention, it was discovered that the primary symptoms of patients suffering from major depressive episodes that were also experiencing psychotic symptoms were of a milder kind.