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articles on cognitive behavioral therapy

Find articles on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) from below. 

1.  Links to Cognitive Behavorial Success Stories.  -

2.  What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?


Cognitive-behavioral therapy 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.


Theoretically, cognitive-behavioral therapy can be employed in any situation in which there is a pattern of unwanted behavior accompanied by distress and impairment.

It is a recommended treatment option for a number of mental disorders, including affective (mood) disorders, personality disorders, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety or panic disorder, agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also frequently used as a tool to deal with chronic pain for patients with illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, back problems, and cancer. Patients with sleep disorders may also find cognitive-behavioral therapy a useful treatment for insomnia.

"Definition" and "Purpose" above from this site: -

3.  Conclusions after using CBT for helping obsessive compulsive disorders.  Click here and  here.  

4.  "CBT considers that it is the way we think and behave which affects how we feel."  -

5.  Article on CBT Founder, Dr. Albert Ellis (1913-2007).  "Dr. Albert Ellis, died July 24, 2007 at his home in New York City." -

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