This map has four main parts. First on the right side is a decision about any adjunctive care that the patient might need in order to overcome his/her depression more rapidly and completely [Section 31].
A number of options for adjunctive care are considered in Section 31 and described more fully in other sections:
- Support groups are considered in Section 38
- Medication is discussed in Section 39
- Exercise can be helpful. It is considered in Section 40
- Friends and family can be very supportive. See Section 41
- Sometimes information is important to a depressed person. See Section 42
- Diet can make a difference. There is no section for this component yet.
- Many activities can help a person deal with depression. See Section 49
- For some people, electroconvulsive shock treatment can make a difference.[Section 43].
Next, a deceptively simple representation of the course of psychotherapy [Section 45], considering that it is the major part of treatment.
Finally on the right side, a termination process [ Section 46 ].
And of course, you continue to pay attention to your alliance with the patient [Section 8] throughout treatment.
Once a person has terminated, you may want to mark your calendar to include a follow-up [Section 47] at some time in the future.
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