how certain thinking patterns
are causing your symptoms —
by giving you a distorted picture of what's going on in your life, and
making you feel anxious, depressed or angry or provoking you into
Behavior therapy helps you weaken
between troublesome situations and your
habitual reactions to them. Reactions such as fear, depression or rage,
and self-defeating or self-damaging behavior. It also teaches you how
to calm your mind and body, so you can feel better, think more clearly,
and make better decisions.
combined into CBT, cognitive therapy and behavior therapy provide you
with very powerful tools for stopping your symptoms and getting your
life on a more satisfying track.
has been very thoroughly researched. In study after study, it has been
shown to be as effective as drugs in treating both depression and
anxiety. In particular, CBT has been shown to be better
drugs in avoiding treatment failures and in preventing relapse after
the end of treatment.
many ways CBT resembles education, coaching or tutoring. Under expert
guidance, as a CBT client you will share in setting treatment goals and
in deciding which techniques work best for you personally.