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Behavioural Activation

Behavioural Activation

Behavioural Activation is a psychological treatment developed for depression. It focuses on activity scheduling to encourage depressed people to increase enjoyable, meaningful or important activities that they may be avoiding.

There is good evidence supporting behavioural activation as being helpful for many people with depression, and it is recommended by NICE. A recent meta-analysis suggests that behavioural activation is as effective as CBT or medication for treating depression.