Could more effective goals be the key to treating depression
Avoidance goals

Both groups listed their personal approach and avoidance goals:
- Approach goals – focus on reaching a desirable outcome, for example, improve my marathon time.
- Avoidance goals – focus on preventing an undesired outcome, for example, avoid getting upset over the little things.

Lead Author, Associate Professor Joanne Dickson from Edith Cowan University, who is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool, said the study found that people experiencing depression were not less motivated than those without depression...