Cognitive behavioral therapy

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cognitive behavioral therapy

Psychiatry Therapy that seeks to alleviate specific conditions–eg, phobias, by modifying thought and behavior Efficacy Uncertain. See Psychotherapy.
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cog·ni·tive be·hav·ior·al ther·a·py

(CBT) (kog'ni-tiv bē-hāv'yŏr-ăl thār'ă-pē)
A form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the role of thoughts and attitudes in one's feelings and behavior.
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Cognitive behavioral therapy

A therapy that pays particular attention to a patient's behavior and thinking processes rather than underlying psychological causes of an activity.
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Patient discussion about Cognitive behavioral therapy

Q. What is cognitive behavioral therapy for treatment of depression? What is it all about? Please explain? Could someone who has actually had this explain what it is all about. I don't want to get a copy and paste answer from a web page somewhere, just a simple explanation in plain simple terms that I could relate to.

A. You mention "for example thoughts of worthlessness"

Could anyone identify other examples of these types of thoughts?

I struggle the most with guilt and shame.

What others think of me being a recovering alcoholic, someone who has depression, having a son who has been in a penitentiary several times.

What can anyone really do about these thoughts anyway. I have not come up with anything that works except to offer them all back up to God and let them all go.

What else could a professional come up that is any better than that? I would really like to know. Otherwise, what good would it really do?

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(2013) 'Cognitive behavioral therapy for psychosis - training practices and dissemination in the United States,' Psychosis - Psychological Social and Integrative Approaches, 1st October 2013, 5(3): 296-305.
"Integrating cognitive behavioral therapy into primary care would present adolescents with depression with a non-medication treatment that would be easily accessible, brief and cost-effective," Rego explained.
The schedule for the dual diagnosis track has been rearranged to allow for more specific programming, including sessions with behavioral specialists who provide cognitive behavioral therapy, and other tools like behavioral activation and exposure and response prevention.
The basic assumption of cognitive behavioral therapy is that the processes of learning have great roles in creating and surviving addiction and drug dependency.
The researchers, however, strongly caution that their study results are not an endorsement of do-it-yourself psychedelic drug use for smoking cessation, but instead are specific to the controlled administration of the drug in the context of a treatment program involving cognitive behavioral therapy.
The patients, from Northwestern general internal medicine clinics, also were participating in a previously reported study comparing the effectiveness of face-to-face and telephone-administered cognitive behavioral therapy.
Hunter (clinical health psychology, King's College London, UK) and Smith, a clinical psychologist who specializes in helping people manage physical health conditions through cognitive behavioral therapy, help women going through menopause manage the symptoms of hot flashes, night sweats, stress, and sleep problems using a four-week cognitive behavioral therapy program as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy.
He and his co-authors had previously found a reduced risk of depression nine months after the cognitive behavioral therapy sessions began.
Clinical effectiveness of individual cognitive behavioral therapy for depressed older people in primary care: a randomized controlled trial.
Q My doctor has recommended cognitive behavioral therapy to help me deal with my depression.
During the 18-month follow-up period, relapse occurred among 38 percent of those in the cognitive behavioral therapy group, 46 percent of those in the maintenance medication group and 60 percent of those in the placebo group, making both medication and behavioral therapy effective at preventing relapse.

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