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cognitive therapy

noun
1.
a form of therapy for depression in which the goal is to diminish symptoms by correcting distorted thinking based on negative self-perceptions and expectations.
Also called cognitive behavior therapy.
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Examples for cognitive therapy
  • Doctors typically use cognitive therapy that teaches offenders to avoid risky behavior, such as living or working near children.
  • Some of the best options so far include cognitive therapy for prisoners and education for the people around them.
  • Studies also indicate that the benefits of cognitive therapy persist after treatment has ended.
  • Self-monitoring is a central tenet of both behavioral and cognitive therapy.
  • For psychotherapy, cognitive therapy may be the best approach for children and adolescents with depression.
British Dictionary definitions for cognitive therapy

cognitive therapy

noun
1.
(psychol) a form of psychotherapy in which the patient is encouraged to change the way he sees the world and himself: used particularly to treat depression
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cognitive therapy in Medicine

cognitive therapy n.
Any of a variety of techniques in psychotherapy that utilize guided self-discovery, imaging, self-instruction, and related forms of elicited cognitions as the principal mode of treatment.

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