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What does it mean to get cognitive behavioral therapy?

What does it mean to get cognitive behavioral therapy?

Psychotherapy: Cognitive behavioral therapy, or cbt, is a form of therapy in which the individual examines and changes thoughts and behaviors that contributes to his/her problem. For example, if you have depression you usually have negative thoughts about yourself and do behaviors that contribute to your depression. A cbt therapist will give you tips and homework to work on changing those thoughts and behaviors.

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How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy for treating Asperger syndrome?

How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy for treating Asperger syndrome?

Can be effective: The combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and social pragmatics training can together be effective in providing strategies that can improve the life of those with Asperger's disorder. Social pragmatics groups offer the opportunity to practice what is being taught.

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Is it normal for cognitive behavioral therapy/exposure for anxiety to make you feel tired and kinda down at the start? I can imagine fighting comfort/anxiety is stressful on the body, make sense?

Is it normal for cognitive behavioral therapy/exposure for anxiety to make you feel tired and kinda down at the start? I can imagine fighting comfort/anxiety is stressful on the body, make sense?

Hang in there: No therapy results in a steady consistent improvement as there are ups and downs as you proceed. The goal is long-term, where you have less negative days and more positive days. It will take some time, be patient and work hard, the results are well worth it.

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Cognitive behavioral therapy not working, what to do?

CBT: Depending on the diagnosis for which cognitive behavioral therapy is being employed, simultaneous treatment with medication may be beneficial. It may be helpful to discuss with your treating provider or discuss with your primary physician.

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What does it mean to get cognitive behavioral therapy?

Psychotherapy: Cognitive behavioral therapy, or cbt, is a form of therapy in which the individual examines and changes thoughts and behaviors that contributes to his/her problem. For example, if you have depression you usually have negative thoughts about yourself and do behaviors that contribute to your depression. A cbt therapist will give you tips and homework to work on changing those thoughts and behaviors.

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Cognitive behavioral therapy not working, what do you advise?

Cognitive behavioral therapy not working, what do you advise?

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.

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Can you tell me what is involved in cognitive behavioral therapy?

Can you tell me what is involved in cognitive behavioral therapy?

CBT: Cognitive behavior therapy or cbt helps people to understand how their thoughts effect their emotions ; their behavior. It helps to correct cognitive distortions. Cbt has been used to treat personality disorders, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse problems.

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How can cognitive behavioral therapy help with my sleep?

How can cognitive behavioral therapy help with my sleep?

Change Sleep habits: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) for insomnia is a very effective, non pill way to deal with insomnia. Usually a cbt course involves looking at sleep patterns and helps creating healthy sleep habits, schedules etc; it takes a few weeks, sometimes you need to pay out of pocket for it but results can last for a very long time.

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Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms?

Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms?

Definitely: There have been a number of studies supporting the use of cognitive behavioral therapy in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain states. They should be used more often.

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I want to stop taking my psychological medicationby using Cognitive behavioral therapy?

I want to stop taking my psychological medicationby using Cognitive behavioral therapy?

With guidance: Cognitive behavioral therapy has helped many people, and I hope it can help you too. However, one should never change or discontinue their medication regimen without the supervision and guidance of the prescribing physician. Best wishes!

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What should I ask my physiologist to now if she use cognitive behavioral therapy or no THANKS :)?

What should I ask my physiologist to now if she use cognitive behavioral therapy or no THANKS :)?

Physiologist: I am not sure that most physiologists would be providing any form of psychotherapy. Are you asking about a psychologist? If so, there are many types of therapy which can be beneficial.

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What are the main diffs between cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotherapy? How to know which is best for me?

What are the main diffs between cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotherapy? How to know which is best for me?

Therapy: Psychotherapy evaluates, listens, engages in conversation, suggests, consoles, and brings about understanding. CBT picks up on negative thinking and its triggers and teaches how to shift away from neg to pos thinking. There are techniques taught - to be positive, think positive.

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I plan on combining hypnotherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy. Are the results of these therapies temporary or permanent?

I plan on combining hypnotherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy. Are the results of these therapies temporary or permanent?

Depends On You: For a moment think of an important muscle in your body. To strengthen and enlarge the muscle we must exercise it. Once we reach our desired strength and size, we must maintain it with continued exercise. The brain is no different. After courses of psychotherapy and hypnosis, you must continue to practice the skills you learned and use the insights gained. Then your efforts can last forever.

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How do I do cognitive behavioral therapy to stop picking my fingers?

How do I do cognitive behavioral therapy to stop picking my fingers?

Picking at fingers: This behavior MAY be a form of OCD. It needs to be treated by a mental health pro who specializes in OCD such as a clinical psychologist. Some self-help can be found in a book called "Feeling Good" by David Burns. Peace and good health.

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Can cognitive behavioral therapy rewire your brain?

Can cognitive behavioral therapy rewire your brain?

Yes: Rewiring the brain is how we learn things, and how we change behavior of all kinds. We strengthen certain connections between neurons (brain cells) and weaken others.

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What does the psychologist do in a cognitive behavioral therapy?

What does the psychologist do in a cognitive behavioral therapy?

Be an expert: Psychologists Use their specialized knowledge and discipline of known principles in order to help patients cope and understand various behavioral approaches to situations so that ultimately they may overcome whatever affliction they may have.

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What is cognitive behavioral therapy?

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.

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What can cognitive behavioral therapy involve?

Depends on issues: As might be in any psychotherapy, a lot depends on your concerns along with what you are like. One thing you can expect is a period of time describing yourself, a bit of your history and your present circumstances. Then, there'll be a strategy time with some tasks for you to try and report the effects. Then, tweaking to improve. Cycles of trial and error to find understanding and solutions. Best!

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When must I seek cognitive behavioral therapy?

Seeking CBT: Seeking any kind of therapy depends on many factors. The most important is how you are coping right now. Cbt is designed to help with irrational thoughts including fears, excessive worry, and even depression. If you feel you are unable to manage issues going on in your life right now, that might be a sign that you need professional advice.

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What's the basis of cognitive behavioral therapy?

What's the basis of cognitive behavioral therapy?

Thoughts matter: The fundamental idea behind cbt is that our interpretations of events affect our emotions and behavior. Thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are interconnected. A change in one of these aspects of our experience influences the others. With cbt, dysfunctional beliefs and negative automatic thoughts are replaced by more functional beliefs and thoughts. As a result we feel and behave better.

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