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On this page, we will provide you with a CBT worksheet for depression, which will help you understand how CBT can help you deal with your depression.

What is the CBT worksheet for depression about?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is used to treat depression and anxiety. It works on the principle of challenging unhelpful negative thoughts. Depression is a state where one has lots of negative thoughts and feelings due to a certain situation. These thoughts give rise to dysfunctional behaviors, like crying, not sleeping, not eating, and staying alone. During such times cognitive-behavioral technique helps you work on these negative thoughts and let you change your dysfunctional behaviors. 

How will the CBT worksheet for depression help?

This worksheet will help you to challenge your negative thoughts, that give rise to negative emotions, which influence your actions ultimately leading to negative consequences. After using this worksheet you will be able to challenge and know what kind of thoughts lead to depression.

Instructions on how to use CBT worksheet for depression 

Fill in the first table below to challenge your negative and unhealthy thoughts. It contains 5 columns starting from a situation which is the triggering factor, then dysfunctional thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and then consequences of that behavior.

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with a CBT worksheet for depression, which hopefully helped you understand how CBT can help you deal with your depression.

If you have any questions or comments, please let us know.

Mental help Resources

The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.