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How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy in dealing with depression and emotional distress?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree
In brief: Very effective
Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can be very helpful for depression & emotional distress.
With it, you explore your thinking patterns and see how these can lead to depressed feelings. With your therapist's help, you learn ways of moving beyond these, or correcting assumptions that lead to suffering. In terms of effectiveness, cbt can outlast antidepressants, and also improve outcomes.

In brief: Very effective
Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can be very helpful for depression & emotional distress.
With it, you explore your thinking patterns and see how these can lead to depressed feelings. With your therapist's help, you learn ways of moving beyond these, or correcting assumptions that lead to suffering. In terms of effectiveness, cbt can outlast antidepressants, and also improve outcomes.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: For some it can be
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: For some it can be
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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