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A 31-year-old member asked:

Help please! is cognitive behavioral therapy useful?

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Dr. Mark Cooperberg
19 years experience
In a word...yes: Cognitive behavior therapy (cbt) is useful in treating a variety of problems including difficulties with mood (depression, anger), anxiety (generalized, ocd, phobias), and behavior. If you check out the association for behavioral and cognitive therapies www.Abct.Org you can find out additional information about this type of therapy. Cbt may be used in conjunction with medication, when necessary.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
CBT for some works: 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.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Please tell me what are some benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy?

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Dr. Bret Johnson
A Verified Doctoranswered
Clinical Psychology 34 years experience
Relief from ANT's: Cbt is one of the best evidence-based psychotherapy practices we have today. Cbt assists in understanding how your thoughts (cognitions) directly relate to feelings/moods ; behaviors that might upset you. It can help you link insight into the content of your negative or ant's/automatic neg. Thoughts--e.g., daniel amen's work and the process of your thinking that gets you stuck e.g. Aaron beck.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How does cognitive behavioral therapy help addicts?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Promotes Good Coping: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) can be helpful to individuals with substance dependence in a variety of ways. Since substance abuse is a learned behavior, it can be altered by new learning (revised cognitions; new reinforcers). Ronald kadden, pH.D. (connecticut) described a cbt approach that addresses thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and helping addicts develop more appropriate coping skills.
A 19-year-old female asked:

How long does cognitive behavioral therapy take to help in social anxiety ?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Anxiety: It depends on the patient's level of motivation, as well as the match between therapist and patient. Also it depends on whether or not medication is needed, as it takes a certain amount of time to find the right medication in the right dosage to most optimally assist the patient.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Cognitive behavioral therapy not working, what to do?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
CBT: Speaking as a psychoanalyst, CBT treatment effects are not as long lasting as psychodynamic/psychoanalytic treatment. When a patient wonders where the distortions in their thought processes began, that is when CBT ends and psychodynamic therapy or psychoanalysis begins, and gets to the root of the problem instead of focusing on the symptom.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is emphasis of cognitive-behavioral therapy?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Revise Your Thinking: The relationship between one's thoughts (cognitions), behaviors, and emotions are emphasized in cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt). Often, when a person feels emotionally distressed there is an identifiable "error" in one's thoughts. These errors include, for example, black-and-white thinking, overgeneralizing, jumping to conclusions, and catastrophizing. Correcting these problems helps a lot.

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