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Revista Brasileira de Terapias Cognitivas

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DONADON, Mariana Fortunata; CORREIA, Sabrina Kerr Bullamah; NUNES, Cássia Cristina da Silva Almeida  e  NICOLETTI, Êdela Aparecida. Social skills and depression. Rev. bras.ter. cogn. [online]. 2016, vol.12, n.1, pp. 50-56. ISSN 1808-5687.

Based on the literature, depressed individuals have few resources or social skills to successfully deal with stressful and/or vulnerability situations, which can contribute to trigger or maintain depressive symptoms. Thus, the aim here is to describe social skills training (SST) interventions applied to a female patient in individual care, using cognitive behavioral approach (CBT), with symptoms of mild depression. This case report describes the care of a 26 year-old patient that underwent 42 sessions of psychotherapy in individual mode. In the diagnostic assessment, we used the DSM-5 and the Beck inventories. The treatment plan involved cognitive behavioral techniques, such as psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, and social skills training. As a result, it was observed a decrease in depressive mood and improvement in the repertoire of social skills. These factors combined contributed to a better biopsychosocial functioning of the patient and an increase in self-esteem, pointing to the positive impact of SSI in the treatment with CBT of patients with depression.

Palavras-chave : Cognitive therapy; Social skills; Depression.

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