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Cognitive Therapies

As a type of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive therapy is similarly based on the premise that thoughts influence emotions and behaviors and determine how bodies physically respond—all within the environmental context. The two forms of treatment, however, are not the same, as follows:

CBT refers to a variety of techniques that aim to change behavior to change thoughts—and vice versa—with the goal of improving emotional and behavioral distress of impairment.

Cognitive Therapy focuses more on changing thoughts that may result from—and contribute to—a wide range of challenging emotions, with the goal of alleviating distress and enhancing wellbeing. 

Cognitive therapy is an effective, relatively short-term treatment—averaging 6 months or less—for treating:

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