Cognitive Behavioral Therapy… More

Cognitive-behavior therapy techniqes are used to treat anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. It aims to alter the way people act (behavior therapy), and to alter the way they think (cognitive therapy). It seeks to make people aware of their irrational negatve thinking and to replace it with new ways of thinking, in order to practice a more positive approach to everyday settings.

Obsessional Thinking

Psychologists believe that obsessive-compulsive disorder has as its basis the unwelcome and intrusive thoughts that we all experience now and then. Most of the time we can put these thoughts out of our minds and carry on with our lives. However some people have trouble shaking them off, with the result that these thoughts become overly important and obsessional.

Combining Two Therapies

Cognitive-behavioral therapy combines cognitive and behavioral techniques to address both the causes and symptoms of OCD. First the client is helped through cognitive therapy to recognize their obsessional thoughts for what they are, and how much responsibility they have for taking preventive action. This approach helps reduce distress. Alongside this, behavioral therapy helps to control their compulsive behavior through techniques such as desensitization of the perceived threat.

This report is not a diagnosis. We hope this information can guide you toward improving your life.

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