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how do you treat anxiety and negative thoughts?

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Dr. Christopher Michael
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Thoughts: I work with negative thoughts in two ways. 1. Cognitive-behavioral approaches educate about how they are biased in ways that lead to emotional upset. 2. Distorted thoughts have a purposeful aspect: they help relieve the anxiety of the unknown and uncertain. Jumping to conclusions may lead to painful feelings, but it does artificially and immediately resolve the anxiety of 'not knowing'.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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