Cognitive Therapy For Depression Essay

  • Cognitive Therapy For Depression

    Cognitive Therapy For Depression

    Cognitive behavioral therapy helps improve people's moods and behavior by changing their
    way thinking; also, how they interpret events and talk to themselves. This form of
    psychotherapy helps guide people into thinking more realistically and teaches them coping
    strategies to deal with their depression. Cognitive therapy is in most cases a short-term
    treatment that can have long-term results. I will discuss depression in adolescence and
    how it effects personal adjustments, which may often continue into adulthood. I will also
    discuss depression in the elderly. There are different approaches to treating depression,
    the main approach that will be discussed is cognitive behavioral therapy, which is a way
    to break the cycle for depression.

    What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
    Cognitive behavior therapy helps people break the connections between difficult situations
    and their habitual reactions to them. This can be reactions such as fear, rage or
    depression, and self-defeating or self-damaging behavior. It also teaches people how to
    calm their mind and body, so they can feel better, think more clearly, and make better
    decisions. Cognitive therapy also teaches people how certain thinking patterns are causing
    their symptoms. This is accomplished by giving people a distorted picture of what's going

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