Treatment of Depressive Disorder with Eclectic Approach: A Case Report




Depressive Disorder, Treatment, Case, Beck Depression Inventory


Depression, the most common mood disorder among mental illnesses, is influenced by a multitude of biological, psychological, and social factors. This article discusses the treatment of a 22-year-old female patient diagnosed with moderate depression according to DSM-5 criteria and the Beck Depression Inventory, using an eclectic approach. The eclectic approach, an integrative method, incorporates techniques and interventions assembled to the needs of clients by blending various therapy approaches. This approach allows for progress using multiple methods for the same patient. A total of 12 sessions were conducted with the client, and the eclectic approach yielded positive results in reducing the symptoms. Accompanied by various methods and techniques, assignments, the establishment of a healthy therapeutic relationship, and the client's motivation for improvement have positively influenced the therapy. As a result of this case presentation, it is observed that the eclectic approach is suitable for a patient with moderate depression.


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Baysal, Şeyma ., & Karaaziz, M. . (2024). Treatment of Depressive Disorder with Eclectic Approach: A Case Report. EUROASIA JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES, 11(38), 20–31.