on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) from below.
Links to Cognitive Behavorial Success Stories. -http://www.ocdonline.com/successstories.php
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.
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.
and "Purpose" above from this site: - http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_g2601/is_0003/ai_2601000330
Conclusions after using CBT for helping obsessive compulsive
disorders. Click here and here.
"CBT considers that it is the way we think and behave which
affects how we feel." -http://www.mental-health-matters.com/articles/article.php?artID=701
Article on CBT Founder,
Dr. Albert Ellis (1913-2007). "Dr. Albert Ellis, died
July 24, 2007 at his home in New York City." - http://www.nacbt.org/
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