Depression Research and Treatment / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Review Article

Spiritually Integrated Treatment of Depression: A Conceptual Framework

Table 1

A framework for intervention.

Identity HopeMeaning/purposeMoralityConnection

Emotional
(I feel )
As if I don’t
know who I am
DespairingDirectionlessGuiltyLonely
Insight oriented, CBT 124370.fig.001
Existential
(I experience the world as if )
there is nothing
special about me
Life is
hopeless
Life is
meaningless
I am guiltyI am alone
Spiritually oriented
Rx
124370.fig.001
Spiritual (I’m inclined to believe )God is punishing/ignoring meNo ultimate basis for hope existsThe universe is random and emptyNo ultimate basis for morality existsI am rejected by God/ultimately alone