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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As individuals' thoughts, personal meanings and beliefs became recognised as playing a key role in determining behaviour and emotion, the term behaviour therapy was superseded by cognitive-behaviour therapy (Edwards, 1990).
Hypnosis to Enhance Time Limited Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety.
A preliminary evaluation of cognitive-behaviour therapy for clinical perfectionism: a case series.
Initially, the authors predicted that cognitive-behaviour therapy would continue to flourish in the subsequent decade, meaning that increasingly more individuals would favour this particular modality of treatment.
Cognitive-behaviour therapy has also embraced part of the Gestalt perspective with regard to an individual's exposure to the environment, its 'present' focus and its impact on thought, emotion, and behaviour.
In a recent article on the comparison of cognitive therapies, Ellis (2003) noted that cognitive-behaviour therapy has now become much more eclectic and integrative and, in addition to a wide variety of cognitive and behavioural techniques, it also encompasses an increasing number of experiential, interpersonal relationship, existential, humanistic, and other methods.
Among its most salient contributions, cognitive-behaviour therapy provides a common language for therapists, which is essential, particularly when integrating other psychotherapeutic modalities.
In essence, cognitive-behaviour therapy takes a common ground approach to intervention, attempting to discern shared elements among diverse theoretical systems.

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