cognitive therapy


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cognitive therapy

n.
A form of psychotherapy using imagery, self-instruction, and related techniques to alter distorted attitudes and perceptions.

cognitive therapy

n
(Psychiatry) psychol a form of psychotherapy in which the patient is encouraged to change the way he or sees the world and himself or herself: used particularly to treat depression

cog′nitive ther′apy


n.
a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the correction of distorted thinking associated with faulty self-perception and unrealistic expectations.
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This manual presents step-by-step instructions for working with intrusive and emotional mental imagery in clients with bipolar disorder using imagery-based cognitive therapy to improve their mood instability.
The first meeting of the cognitive therapy group and to meet the participant and counselor, understanding cognitive therapy approach, planning, implementation and continuation therapy sessions were considered.
Padesky, (The Guilford Press, New York), A primer in cognitive therapy with step-by-step worksheets that teach specific skills for conquering depression, anxiety, guilt, shame, and other feelings.
The findings, from teams at Newcastle University and Manchester University, suggest that cognitive therapy could be safe and effective in reducing psychotic symptoms and improving personal and social functioning compared with usual treatment.
Switching options were either cognitive therapy, sertraline (another SSRI) or an AD from a different class - either buproprion or venlafaxine.
Cognitive Therapy is composed of 5 chapters written in sequential order with each chapter serving as a building block to the previous one.
All patients had previously responded to either 16 or 20 sessions of acute phase cognitive therapy but were considered to be at higher risk based on a Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD-17) score greater than or equal to 7 over the previous seven acute phase evaluations (Behav.
Cognitive therapy after trauma appears to reduce the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, whether administered immediately after a traumatic event or delayed for several months.
The image of cognitive therapy (CT) and cognitive therapists that the trainees described was a system that was cold, intellectual, analysing, clever and unemotional.
The text includes information on disorder-specific conceptual models, and a summary of a training manual in the use of the Cognitive Therapy Scale Revised (CTS-R).
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