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Patient view: using Behavioural Activation

What does Behavioural Activation look like in practice? Hear from Ailsa, who talks about her experience of BA.

We have now seen what Behavioural Activation might look like – but what is the experience like for the patients who are doing it? In this clip, we hear from Ailsa, who talks about her experience of BA.

When watching the video, think about the following questions:

• How does Ailsa describe what BA was like and how it worked?

• Is this what you thought it would be like?

• What will you take from this clip?

Share your thoughts in the comment area below. We would also like to hear if you have any thoughts or comments about what we have covered so far?

Further resources:

If you are particularly interested in finding out more about Behavioural Activation, then you may be interested in reading the following introductory article by David Veale, Consultant Psychiatrist In Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and The Priory Hospital North London.

Behavioural Activation for depression by Veale, D. (2008)

What did you make of this article? Did it help you to better understand what Behavioural Activation is all about? Do you have any outstanding questions or queries?

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