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Depression Diagnostic Tools

05 Jun 2018 11:23 AM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

Science is supporting an insight many therapists have held. Language and how we use it suggests our state of mind. Research employing computers to analyze the words and phrases used by writers known to suffer from depression has offered us another tool to use in our diagnosis. Does the client utilize absolutist terms for his experience? Also the prevalence of first person pronouns over third person pronouns gives us more evidence of mood disturbance.  Read on.

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