Thesis / Dissertation

Development of modified cognitive behavioural therapy for depression in Sri Lanka

Mahagamage Don Asiri Rodrigo, Iraklis Minas (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Depression is an important public health issue in Sri Lanka and an essential component of its treatment is psychotherapy. Standard Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), the most widely used psychotherapy in depression. originates in the West which has a culture and value system different from Sri Lanka. Despite multiple parallels and points of overlap between Buddhism, the majority religion in Sri Lanka, and CBT, the latter is underused in Sri Lanka. This thesis aimed to design a culturally modified cognitive behavioural therapy for depression in Sri Lanka. The thesis was conducted in two phases. Phase 1 aimed to gather the necessary information to modify the existing CBT manual to suit Sri ..

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