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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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In the study, researchers assigned half of the volunteers to receive eight, weekly sessions of mindfulness-based stress reduction, involving meditation and yoga, and the other half to receive eight sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy, which focused on helping people change the way they think about pain.
A similar number of people, 52 per cent, in the cognitive behavioural therapy group reported less disabling pain.
In this way, the literature search was conducted using The Library of Medicine PubMed database and Web of Science, using the search terms 'cognitive behavioural therapy' or 'CBT,' in combination with additional terms, including 'existential/existentialism,' 'limitations,' 'alternatives,' 'training,' 'effective' and 'efficacy.' A purposive selection strategy was used: relevant articles were sought which address aspects of the topic, such as training in CBT and its effectiveness in treatment.
Cognitive behavioural therapy for child trauma and abuse; a step-by-step approach.
Cool connections with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; encouraging self-esteem, resilience, and well-being in children and young people using CBT approaches.
This is a new edition of a volume previously titled Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Schizophrenia (Stanley Thornes, 1997).

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