from journal Cognitive Behavior Therapy
The pandemic has created a cluster of new problems and challenges. Health challenges, to be sure, but some you may not have considered. For instance, being out of work and depressed. Those two conditions, combined, may make it harder to find another job. In a new study at Ohio State University, forty-one percent of unemployed or underemployed people who underwent cognitive behavioral therapy for depression found a job or went from part to full-time work by the end of sixteen weeks. Co-author of the article in the journal Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Daniel Strunk, says it works by countering the idea that people with depression are likely to hold overly negative views of themselves.