Everyone has unhealthy thinking patterns. Patterns prone to error, patterns that hinder more than help. In depression, these are amplified, and need to be identified as a start. This helps the sufferer to realise that if the thoughts are from an unhealthy pattern, it’s alright to doubt them, and helps to put them on the right track.

Oftentimes, sufferers need help to recognise the patterns, which therapists and close friends can help with. In CBT, this becomes self identification – with practice.