cognitive therapy

noun
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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cognitive therapy
 
n
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 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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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.
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