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what is cognitive behavioral therapy?

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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
29 years experience Family Medicine
Talk therapy: A type of psychiatric or psychological therapy that involves a patient discussing their issues with the therapist and analyzing their actions and motives from various points of view to find a pathway to more satisfactory, productive or constructive actions.
Answered on Sep 15, 2012
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Dr. Robert Stewart
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
CBT is based on : The idea that thoughts (& beliefs & attitudes) and behaviors affect feelings (emotions). For example, depression involves automatic, dysfunctional, negative thoughts; and withdrawal, isolation & inactivity (behaviors). It's easier to change thoughts & behaviors than change emotions directly. A therapist teaches, coaches & supports effective changes.
Answered on Feb 26, 2019
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
Change of thought : Cognitive therapy can help u solve specific problem and help u develop greater emotional strength and wisdom for the future by changing u negative thoughts.
Answered on Sep 8, 2019
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Dr. Andrew Berry
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
CBT: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors.
Answered on Apr 24, 2016
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