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Ways People are Treated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

People with certain psychological and medical conditions are treated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Most clinical psychologists today use cognitive behavioral therapy as the mainstay of their professions. Researchers have found CBT to be an effective in solving problems such as anxiety and depression.

Ancient Greek philosophers like Epictetus, have contributed to the fundamentals of this theory. Epictetus, which was a progenitor of the modern CBT, had described the use of logos as a means to which we humans are able to identify and discard false beliefs that will lead to self-destructive emotions.

Albert Elllis described our beliefs, in his Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, as an error in our thoughts that which leads to an emotional response, reflecting and transforming into a dysfunctional action or behavior. According to his theory, our false beliefs which turn into obvert behaviors begin from an error in the emotional reasoning. It surmises that people’s problems occur due to a belief factor that is completely incognizant to a specific behavior. As an example, if you were talking to a person that was paying attention at first but then suddenly had another conversation with a different person, you may start to believe him/her to be offensive, which makes you believe you’re conversation was not worthwhile. This then causes you to feel humiliated, angry and then conflict may arouse between you and the person you were talking to. Cognitive behavioral therapy is used to challenge this by framing the scenario in a way that will make you see the perspective of that person. The reason may have been, in fact, that the person you were having conversation with was not bored with talking to you, and may have shifted his attention to another person because it may have been an urgent or personally important dialogue with them.

The external factors we erroneously believe to be the cause may be a false presumption and it may be our own beliefs that has caused problems. The failures in our expectations are often the cause of this.

Cognitive behavioral therapy have been used for many problems of various clients. Addiction, alcoholism and other problems have been treated with cognitive behavioral therapy. Complex problems will often require a longer period of treatment. Both therapist and the client may be able to perceive improvements in their cases. The therapy may be ended at any time by the patient if he/she chooses to do so.

Many mental health care companies are able to provide services adequately for clients such as means to implement CBT. Recent studies suggests, that there may be proof the emotional and cognitive links to behaviors. It is suggested that our brains have an older, primal functioning that may supersede our actions prior to its later rational, calculating function.

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