Of the 7.5 billion world, a staggering 350 million people suffer from depression, and the alarming part is that many of us don’t want to talk about it due to the shame and fear of negative association with mental illness. There are various approaches and practices to treat depression and one of them is called “Behavioral activation.”
Every individual has a unique experience with the effects of depression, thus the treatment can not be measured by a yard scale. But often depression results in people losing interest in the activities, which once gave them joy. Behavioral activation focuses on bringing this part back in life by identifying the activities and work on the ways to introduce it back to a person’s life.