distorted thinking

distorted thinking

Psychology
Any of a number of “emotional traps” that prevent a person from dealing with negative emotions, such as all-or-nothing thinking, overgeneralisation, mental filtering or personalising blame.

distorted thinking

Psychology Any of a number of 'emotional traps' that prevent a person from addressing negative emotions Forms of DT All-or-nothing thinking, overgeneralization, mental filtering, personalizing blame. See Cognitive therapy, Dereitic thought, Distortion break, Humanistic psychology, Magical thinking, Thinking.
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The Commonwealth also presented evidence of at least four psychological evaluations of Duse since 194, finding that he had obsessive-compulsive, paranoid, and narcissistic personality traits and had suffered from major depression, suicidal thoughts, and distorted thinking.
Where does this distorted thinking and untruth come from?
The major goals of the program are to help offenders (1) accept responsibility for sexual offending, (2) modify distorted thinking patterns, (3) enhance victim empathy, (4) control deviant sexual urges, (5) improve social competence, (6) develop relapse prevention skills, and (7) develop community support networks.
The children's guardian also relied on the report and, as a result, concluded that I must have distorted thinking.
You will have to address the distorted thinking you have plainly had during your life.
IS and similar radical groups do not carry out those violent and horrific acts as misdeeds but to serve for "a holy goal and an exalted ideal", at least in their own distorted thinking.
The outcome of the distorted thinking and the ethnically-driven policies has been deadly violence with unspeakable atrocities.
It emphasizes their important role in recovery and a family-based treatment approach, and it covers the importance of taking action immediately; types of disorders and related medical problems, understanding the teen's distorted thinking, and the research on treating anorexia, bulimia, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder and binge-eating disorder (both new to this edition); and how to solve everyday problems, including applying the principles of family-based treatment, supporting teens in other types of treatment (such as in-patient, residential, and day programs and outpatient psychotherapies), how to work together as parents, and common dilemmas when working with professionals.
Minor ethical lapses can seem harmless, but they instill in us a hard-to-break habit of distorted thinking.
I fully agree with Dr Denis MacEoin, (Letters, August 21st), but I'm unconvinced that he knows the distorted thinking that goes on in this movement.
All imaginable avenues of escape have been eliminated by design, so that trapped people can only mill about, dreaming perhaps of salvation, but unable to overcome the barriers that the state and their own constricted and distorted thinking place in the way of their true liberation.
I don't know if she's anorexic, but I do think her weight loss is so extreme there is no way her loss can be maintained through normal habits, and unfortunately that leads to distorted thinking.