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On this page, we will provide you with a CBT worksheet for depression, which will help you to use CBT when you have depressive thoughts.

What is the CBT worksheet for depression about?

Depression is a state where one has lots of negative thoughts and feelings due to a certain situation, like thoughts of considering oneself nothing but a failure, wireless, unlovable, and all the negative perceptions about the world, others, and oneself. 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 point out the triggers for your depression, that give rise to the negative thoughts you have, these thoughts influence your actions and the actions have a consequence. After identifying these points for depression you can use the table is given below to have a healthy new thought and a healthy consequence. 

Instructions on how to use CBT worksheet for depression 

Fill the first table below. First, read the example and then fill it in accordingly. After that fill the second table to change the thoughts. 

You can download this worksheet here.

Other worksheets you maybe interested in 

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On this page, we provided you with a CBT worksheet for depression, which hopefully helped you to use CBT when you have depressive thoughts. 

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.