Publicação semestral da Federação Brasileira de Terapias Cognitivas (FBTC)

Vol. 12 nº 1 - Jan. / Jun.  de 2016


Páginas 50 a 56

Habilidades sociais e depressão: um relato de caso

Social skills and depression: a case report

Autores: Mariana Fortunata Donadon1; Sabrina Kerr Bullamah Correia2; Cássia Cristina da Silva Almeida Nunes3; Êdela Aparecida Nicoletti4

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Descriptores: Terapia cognitiva; Habilidade social; Depressão.

Keywords: Cognitive therapy; Social skills; Depression.

Based on the literature, depressed individuals have few resources or social skills to successfully deal with stressful and/or vulnerability situations, which can contribute to trigger or maintain depressive symptoms. Thus, the aim here is to describe social skills training (SST) interventions applied to a female patient in individual care, using cognitive behavioral approach (CBT), with symptoms of mild depression. This case report describes the care of a 26 year-old patient that underwent 42 sessions of psychotherapy in individual mode. In the diagnostic assessment, we used the DSM-5 and the Beck inventories. The treatment plan involved cognitive behavioral techniques, such as psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, and social skills training. As a result, it was observed a decrease in depressive mood and improvement in the repertoire of social skills. These factors combined contributed to a better biopsychosocial functioning of the patient and an increase in self-esteem, pointing to the positive impact of SSI in the treatment with CBT of patients with depression.

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