Date: Setembro 25, 2014

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Domine a depressão com terapia ocupacional

A depressão pode ser assustadora e debilitante. Milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo  vivem diariamente com depressão. Muitas dessas pessoas e as suas famílias receiam falar sobre as suas dificuldades, e não sabem como obter ajuda.

No entanto, é possível prevenir e tratar a depressão. Identificá-la e procurar ajuda é o passo que pode mudar tudo. A terapia ocupacional também pode ajudar.Se der os passos certos e falar com as pessoas certas, a depressão pode ser controlada, em vez de controlar a sua vida. Por isso, a Organização Mundial de Saúde fez este vídeo de 4 minutos que ilustra a vida com depressão. A última frase que se ouve no vídeo é “a única vergonha é não aproveitar a vida”.

Senta, depressão, senta!

A terapia ocupacional pode ajudar as pessoas com depressão e os seus familiares, do seguinte modo:

  • Ajuda as pessoas com depressão a adoptar os papéis que desempenham (filho, estudante, membro de uma família, profissional, amigo…), e as respectivas responsabilidades por forma a obterem a satisfação do dever cumprido.
  • Verificam o que está a impedir que a pessoa com depressão aja de acordo com essas responsabilidades. Ajudam a subdividir ou tarefas para que estas se tornem mais exequíveis. Ajudam a planear e simplificar tarefas durante o período de reabilitação.
  • Trabalham a auto-estima, reestruturando o dia a dia e substituindo maus hábitos – por exemplo passar demasiado tempo sozinho ou a ver televisão – por outros mais produtivos;
  • Ajudam a pessoa com depressão a ajudar a forma como equilibram o lazer, o trabalho e os relacionamentos. Inserem nas rotinas diárias ocupações e estratégias para que determinados objectivos e responsabilidades sejam cumpridos.

Occupational therapy practitioners can examine the life roles that are meaningful to clients with depression and help adapt their responsibilities to give them the opportunity to participate and gain a sense of accomplishment. “Usually I go through the roles important to a client—worker, student, family member, friend, hobbyist—and we talk about how all of those roles have a set of responsibilities that, when met, have an outcome that is both desirable and rewarding,” Mahaffey explains.

Practitioners then determine what interferes with a person’s ability to meet those responsibilities, such as a getting to work late everyday or finding work tasks overwhelming. “Sometimes I’ll break down tasks. For example, I might have a mom identify some simple meals and make a shopping list so she can get her kids fed while she works through her depression,” says Mahaffey.

Self-esteem and identity also play large roles in managing depression. “I look at self-esteem from the perspective of how choices that we make in our lives impact how we think and consequently how we feel about ourselves,” Mahaffey says. Practitioners might talk with clients about structuring the day and replacing bad habits with good ones. For example, what will persons with depression do to fill and structure all of that time previously spent alone, maybe in bed or in front of the TV?

Occupational therapy practitioners can help persons with depression examine how to balance leisure, work, and relationships. “We look at daily structure and include certain occupations and strategies to ensure that clients follow through on things so that they

– See more at: //www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Professionals/MH/Articles/Depression.aspx#sthash.F1qGunww.dpuf

Occupational therapy practitioners can examine the life roles that are meaningful to clients with depression and help adapt their responsibilities to give them the opportunity to participate and gain a sense of accomplishment. “Usually I go through the roles important to a client—worker, student, family member, friend, hobbyist—and we talk about how all of those roles have a set of responsibilities that, when met, have an outcome that is both desirable and rewarding,” Mahaffey explains.

Practitioners then determine what interferes with a person’s ability to meet those responsibilities, such as a getting to work late everyday or finding work tasks overwhelming. “Sometimes I’ll break down tasks. For example, I might have a mom identify some simple meals and make a shopping list so she can get her kids fed while she works through her depression,” says Mahaffey.

Self-esteem and identity also play large roles in managing depression. “I look at self-esteem from the perspective of how choices that we make in our lives impact how we think and consequently how we feel about ourselves,” Mahaffey says. Practitioners might talk with clients about structuring the day and replacing bad habits with good ones. For example, what will persons with depression do to fill and structure all of that time previously spent alone, maybe in bed or in front of the TV?

Occupational therapy practitioners can help persons with depression examine how to balance leisure, work, and relationships. “We look at daily structure and include certain occupations and strategies to ensure that clients follow through on things so that they

– See more at: //www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Professionals/MH/Articles/Depression.aspx#sthash.F1qGunww.dpuf

Para além de disponibilizar os serviços de terapia ocupacional ao domicílio, a Eu Consigo trabalha em conjunto com psicólogos e coachs que podem ajudá-lo a tirar “o cão negro” da sua vida. Se precisa de ajuda, contacte-nos.

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