Depression affects more than 264 million people worldwide, making it the leading cause of disability worldwide. For Tulisha Sengupta (name changed), a 27-year-old working woman in an MNC in Gurugram, depression had been taking a toll on her daily life for several months.
Ms. Sengupta sought help from Manasthali, a leading mental health and wellness platform. After undergoing a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, she was enrolled in a cognitive-behavioral therapy program. Through CBT, Ms. Sengupta learned how to identify and challenge negative thought patterns, develop coping mechanisms for dealing with stress and anxiety, and practice relaxation and mindfulness techniques.
“Depression is a complex mental health condition that requires a multifaceted treatment approach,” says Dr. Jyoti Kapoor, Founder-Director and Senior Psychiatrist at Manasthali. “Through CBT, we were able to help Tulisha manage her depression and develop strategies for maintaining her mental health in the long-term.”
According to a study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, cognitive-behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for depression, with approximately 50-60% of individuals experiencing significant improvement in their symptoms.
Ms. Sengupta’s story serves as an inspiration to others who may be struggling with depression. With the right treatment and support, individuals can overcome their mental health challenges and lead fulfilling, productive lives.