Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
(Rational Emotive Therapy; Rational Behavior Therapy; Rational Living Therapy; Dialectic Behavior Therapy; Schema Focused Therapy)
Reasons for Procedure
- Depression and mood swings
- Social anxiety disorder
- Feelings of extreme shyness
- Panic disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Borderline personality disorder
- Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and obesity
- Insomnia and other sleep problems
- Substance abuse
- Chronic pain
- Difficulty with relationships
- Low self-esteem
- Poor coping skills
- Uncontrolled anger
|Managing Mental Health Concerns|
|Many mental health concerns are caused by a combination of physiological and emotional triggers. CBT can help people cope by decreasing the effects of emotional triggers.|
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What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
Description of the Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
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American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org
The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research http://www.beckinstitute.org
Canadian Psychiatric Association http://www.cpa-apc.org
HealthLink BC http://www.bchealthguide.org
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 00/52/2014 -
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