Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy. It was originally designed to treat depression, but is now used for a number of mental disorders. Dr. Edward Hill tells us more about cognitive behavioral therapy in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a common type of mental health counseling. It can help you change the way you think about certain things. It can also help you change behaviors that may be unhelpful or unhealthy.

With cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is used to treat a wide range of issues. Its often the preferred type of psychotherapy because it can quickly help you identify and cope with specific challenges. It generally requires fewer sessions than other types of therapy.

Cognitive behavioral therapy can be a very helpful tool in treating mental disorders or illnesses, such as anxiety or depression. But not everyone who benefits from cognitive behavioral therapy has a mental health condition. It can be an effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.