Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Changing negative thought patterns can change behavior
The ABCs of cbt
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an action-oriented form of psychosocial therapy that assumes that maladaptive, or faulty, thinking patterns cause maladaptive behavior and “negative” emotions. (Maladaptive behavior is behavior that is counter-productive or interferes with everyday living.) The treatment focuses on changing an individual’s thoughts (cognitive patterns) in order to change his or her behavior and emotional state.
Improving Your thoughts
Cognitive behavioral therapy can be a very helpful tool in treating mental disorders or illnesses, such as anxiety or depression. But not everyone who benefits from cognitive behavioral therapy has a mental health condition. It can be an effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations.
What CBT can help
Mental health conditions that may improve with cognitive behavioral therapy include:
- Sleep disorders
- Sexual disorders
- Bipolar depression
- Anxiety disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Eating disorders
- Substance use disorders
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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