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What is cognitive behavioral therapy, how do I find it, and what should I expect during treatment?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
6 doctors agree

In brief: Coping skills

Cognitive therapy seeks to help the patient overcome difficulties by identifying and changing dysfunctional thinking, behavior, and emotional responses.
This involves helping patients develop skills for modifying beliefs, identifying distorted thinking, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. It helps to change perception - you can contact your local social srvs dept or dys.

In brief: Coping skills

Cognitive therapy seeks to help the patient overcome difficulties by identifying and changing dysfunctional thinking, behavior, and emotional responses.
This involves helping patients develop skills for modifying beliefs, identifying distorted thinking, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. It helps to change perception - you can contact your local social srvs dept or dys.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: CBT is based on

The idea that thoughts (& beliefs & attitudes) & behaviors affect feelings (emotions).
For example, depression involves automatic, dysfunctional, negative thoughts; & withdrawal, isolation & inactivity (behaviors). It's easier to change thoughts & behaviors than change emotions directly. A therapist teaches, coaches & supports effective changes. Check internet, phone book, doctor for referral.

In brief: CBT is based on

The idea that thoughts (& beliefs & attitudes) & behaviors affect feelings (emotions).
For example, depression involves automatic, dysfunctional, negative thoughts; & withdrawal, isolation & inactivity (behaviors). It's easier to change thoughts & behaviors than change emotions directly. A therapist teaches, coaches & supports effective changes. Check internet, phone book, doctor for referral.
Dr. Robert Stewart
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

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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