Chapter 7

Depression and Mood Disorders

Set E

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)

Antidepressants which are effective for some people with major depression who do not respond to other antidepressants.

Negative Schema

A set of beliefs that tends individuals towards viewing the world and themselves in a negative way.

Negative Automatic Thoughts

Negatively valenced thoughts that the individual finds difficult to control or dismiss


A neurotransmitter thought to play a role in anxiety symptoms.


An antipsychotic drug commonly prescribed in combination with the antidepressant SSRI drug a treatment for bipolar disorder.

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MCBT)

A direct extension of traditional CBT in which treatments emphasize achieving a mental state characterized by present-moment focus and non-judgmental awareness.

Negative Triad

A theory of depression in which depressed people hold negative views of themselves (e.g. ‘I am unattractive’), of their future (e.g. ‘I will never achieve anything’) and of the world (e.g. ‘The world is a dangerous and unsupportive place’).

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

The act of deliberately causing injury to one's body without conscious suicidal intent.