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On this page, we will provide you with a  Cognitive Restructuring for Depression. It will help you to recognize your irrational thoughts and restructure them into positive thoughts.

What Cognitive Restructuring for Depression Worksheet?

Depression is a severe mood disorder that involves lack of interest, hopelessness, irritability, and loss of pleasure in pleasurable activities. It shows different people’s symptoms. It affects different people in different ways. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease your ability to function at work and at home. Depression is a mood disorder that involves lack of interest, sleep,  hopelessness, and constant irritability. Cognitive restructuring is  a technique used in CBT to deal with the negative, irrational thoughts that keep coming to your mind. 

How  Cognitive Restructuring for Depression will help?

The worksheet will help you restructure your negative irrational and limiting thoughts. It is a very powerful tool and process for identifying and understanding unhelpful thoughts and for challenging and replacing our automatic thoughts. You can use any technique to reframe your self-limiting thoughts. After using this worksheet you will be able to replace stress-inducing thought with more accurate and less rigid (and therefore less stress-inducing) thinking habits. You will be able to have more positive and flexible thoughts. 

Instructions on how to use Cognitive Restructuring for Depression

Use this worksheet to understand how your negative thoughts affect behavior and actions, It will help you to reframe your irrational thoughts into positive and healthy thoughts.

You can download this worksheet here.

Other  worksheets you may be interested in

Below are links to a few more worksheets which are closely related to the worksheet above.

Free cognitive restructuring worksheet




We provided you with a  Cognitive Restructuring for Depression on this page, which hopefully helped you recognize your irrational thoughts and restructure them into positive 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.