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Cognitive-behavioral therapy

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy which is used to help people change thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are causing them problems.[1] CBT refers to many types of psychotherapeutic systems that deal with cognitions, interpretations, beliefs and responses. It is used to try to change problem-causing emotions and behaviors.[2]

It can be used to treat mood disorders (like depression), personality disorders (like borderline personality disorder), posttraumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias and drug addiction. CBT can take place one-on-one between a therapist and a client, during group therapy, or online.


  1. Blenkiron, Paul (2005). "Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)". The Royal College of Psychiatrists. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  2. "A Guide to Understanding Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies" British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. Retrieved on 2007-1-11

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