Coping with Depression
Depression is prolonged sadeness, a loss of interest in activities otherwise enjoyed, thoughts of failure and worthlessness, low energy levels, low motivation and difficulty concentration and/or making decisions. Cognitive Behavior Therapy helps identify and challenge depressive thinking while supporting more balanced ways of thinking and restarting positive behaviors to improve mood. Numerous studies have shown Cognitive Behavior Therapy to be as effective as medication in treating mild and moderate depression. Cognitive Behavior Therapy has also been shown to prevent relapse for people who experience frequent relapses after receiving other forms of treatment.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Care Plan (MCP) does not cover therapy fees.
Most private health insurance plans and employee assistance programs cover all, or a portion, of the fees. Sessions are typically 50 minutes with 10 minutes for documentation, referrals and planning for additional sessions.