Current Problems

At intake, Alan scored a 35 on the BDI-II. The main problems he identified at assessment were as follows:

• Poor sleep, reduced concentration and memory, and excessive tiredness

• Feelings of shame regarding the fact he had become depressed

• Loss of purpose and meaning in daily life since retiring from work on grounds of ill health

• Avoidance of social activities to keep from meeting work colleagues and friends

• Unpleasant memories of events at work that intruded on his mind daily, giving rise to feelings of guilt and anger

From Alan's perspective, his main problem was the loss of his work role. He believed that if he could return to work his depression would resolve itself. Alan blamed himselffor not having handled the circumstances leading up to his illness. Alan tried hard not to think about events at work, but experienced frequent intrusive memories and thoughts about particular incidents that occurred in the months before he commenced sick leave. He interpreted how he had handled the situation at work, the intrusive memories that he experienced, and the distress that these caused as a sign that he was not in control of himself or his life.

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