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What is cognitive behavioral therapy?

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Dr. Bob Stewart
Clinical Psychology
10 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bob Stewart
Dr. Bob Stewart
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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