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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a proven approach for comprehending and dealing with different psychological problems. It is a formal, constructive form of therapy by which the client's expectations are initially set and discussed during treatment.

CBT's goal is to help people resolve their emotional problems by assisting them to recognize and change their thinking and actions. The term "cognitive" applies to the mind, vision, memory, and attention.

The aim of cognitive behavioral therapy is not to treat an individual with a specific illness, but to look at the person and determine what can be improved. There are various protocols for providing cognitive behavioral therapy, with significant similarities between these.

The use of the word CBT may apply to multiple treatments, including self-instruction (for example: diversion, imagining, positive self-talk), calming or biofeedback, creation of adaptive coping methods (for example, avoiding unpleasant or self-defeating thoughts), modifying maladaptive attitudes regarding discomfort, and setting goals.

Treatment, sometimes, is manualized, with unique technique-driven, simple, precise, and time-limited interventions for a particular psychological disorder. CBT is used in individual as well as social environments, and the methods are often tailored for self-help. 

Many physicians and scholars are cognitively focused (for example, cognitive restructuring). Still others are more behaviorally responsive (for example, in vivo exposure therapy). Interventions like imaginary exposure therapy combine these two approaches. 

In this audiobook, you’ll learn:

Therapies that help with anxiety and depression 
Signs of depression to become more aware of yourself 
Ways to develop coping strategies and skills to proactively deal with potential depression inviting issues
Steps to develop the anti-depression skills that would people around you, such as family members and friends, to enable them to cope more effectively with the patient’s depression
Ways to develop relapse prevention plan that could be useful in preventing future episodes of depression hence lessening its effects.

With anxiety disorders, the use of CBT for people at risk has dramatically reduced the number of incidents with a severe anxiety disorder and other signs of fear, as well as significant improvement in presenting tone, hopelessness, and negative behaviors.

In another report, three percent of the population undergoing CBT therapy experienced chronic 12-month post-intervention anxiety disorder, relative to 14 percent in the control group.

Loren Johnson
hr min
April 24