Depression in the Elderly
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Cognitive-behavioral group therapy
Group psychotherapy addresses the individual problems of our patients in a group context. Patients are simultaneously learning and passing on coping strategies that help them to manage depression.
The treatment program is centered on the following areas:
General topics include the development of depression, stress and individual stressors, individual goals, and treatment options.
Topic 1: Activities
The relationship between activities and mood. The focus here is on getting active again and structuring one's days.
Topic 2: Cognitions
What impact do your own thoughts have on your wellbeing?
Theme 3: Social skills training (SKT)
How can I prepare for everyday social situations that present difficulties?
Topic 4: Aging
Areas covered range from loss of familiar persons to physical limitations and loneliness.