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What is cognitive behavioral therapy?

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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a treatment for depression. CBT is based on the idea that a person's mood is directly related to their patterns of thought. Negative, dysfunctional thinking affects a person's mood, sense of self, behavior, and even physical state. The goal of cognitive behavioral therapy is to help a person learn to recognize negative patterns of thought and replace them with healthier ways of thinking.

SOURCES:

Psychiatry Clinics of North America : “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Mood Disorders: Efficacy, Moderators and Mediators.”

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies” “Depression.” 

The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences : “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression.” 

Clinical Psychology Review : “A meta-analysis of nonrandomized effectiveness studies on outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy for adult anxiety disorders.” 

Simon Rego, PsyD, chief psychologist, director of psychology training, and director, CBT training program, Montefiore Medical Center, New York.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Psychiatry Clinics of North America : “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Mood Disorders: Efficacy, Moderators and Mediators.”

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies” “Depression.” 

The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences : “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression.” 

Clinical Psychology Review : “A meta-analysis of nonrandomized effectiveness studies on outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy for adult anxiety disorders.” 

Simon Rego, PsyD, chief psychologist, director of psychology training, and director, CBT training program, Montefiore Medical Center, New York.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 09, 2018

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