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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a mental health treatment that aims to identify and change disturbing thinking patterns that negatively impact behaviours and emotions.

The therapy gives importance to changing the negative thoughts that can worsen the emotional difficulties. The negative thinking pattern might lead to anxiety, depression and stress. These thoughts have a damaging influence on the mood and quality of life of the person

What Mental Issues are Treatable with CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a treatment used to help patients learn coping skills by focusing on their present thoughts and beliefs.
CBT helps treat a variety of mental issues and other problems that include the following:
  • Addiction Problems
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anger Management Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Phobias
  • Stress Management Issues
  • Personality Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Sleep-Related Problems
  • Relationship Issues

What are the Benefits of CBT?

An individual’s thoughts and feelings play a crucial role in their behaviour. For example, a person who spends a lot of time overthinking about relationship issues, divorce and other such conflicts, as a result, may avoid relationships.

Cognitive behavioural therapy aims to teach the patient a coping way for their behaviour patterns. While the patient cannot control all aspects of their life and the world around them, they can control their interpretations and ways to deal with things.

Following are the benefits of CBT

  • It helps you develop and engage in a healthy and positive thinking pattern by making you aware of unrealistic and negative thoughts. It will avoid dampened moods and feelings.
  • CBT is a well-known drugless treatment for anxiety as it enables you to manage your emotions, behaviour and thoughts.
  • The improvement is possible in five to twenty sessions.
  • It helps treat a variety of maladaptive behaviours.
  • The therapy is possible online and face-to-face.
  • The therapy is beneficial for patients who prefer drugless treatment.
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy is scientifically proven successful in treating depression.

Effectiveness of CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy started during the 1960s and originally began in psychiatrist Aaron Beck’s work. He made a note that specific thinking types lead to emotional issues. Beck named them “automatic negative thoughts” and developed the approach called cognitive therapy.

CBT is well-known for its treatment and results. It has been shown to be effective in treating various mental conditions.

  • It is an evidence-based treatment for eating disorders.
  • CBT has been proven to be helpful in treating sleep-related problems such as insomnia. It also helps deal with mental health conditions that damage sleep, for example, mood disorders, depression.
  • CBT has been proven scientifically in treating symptoms of depression and anxiety in adolescents and children.
  • In a 2018 meta-analysis of 41 studies, CBT was found to be helpful in improving symptoms in patients with anxiety and anxiety-related disorders such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and PTSD.

What is Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy?

Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) is a form of cognitive-behavioural therapy. The treatment is action-oriented that help the patients manage irrational beliefs, emotions, thoughts and behaviour healthily and realistically. Albert Ellis, a psychologist, developed this approach.

Once the patient identifies the destructive thought pattern, a therapist develops strategies to replace them with more positive and rational thought patterns.

What Mental Issues are Treatable with REBT?

Rational emotive behaviour therapy is useful in treating a series of mental disorders. It can also guide the patients in managing behaviour patterns that disrupt their lives.
REBT helps to treat the following mental conditions:
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Psychotic Symptoms
  • Behaviour Issues
  • Psychosomatic Issues
  • Anxiety and Stress-related issues
  • Depression
  • Children’s disruptive behavior

What are the Benefits of REBT?

Rational emotive behaviour therapy reduces irrational beliefs and changes behaviour. 

Similarly, in sports psychology, REBT can reduce irrational beliefs that will lessen the anxiety for athletes.

REBT has several benefits as follows:

  • Feelings of anger, anxiety and depression are reduced.
  •  Physical and psychologically healthy.
  • Performance in school and social skills improved.
  • There are no side effects of REBT.

Effectiveness of REBT

REBT has its focus on education and action. It may be effective for various situations and mental health conditions. It might even lead to long-lasting changes in the patients who practice this therapy.

Rational emotive behaviour therapy might be successful in treating depression or anxiety without any medication. The positive effects might even be everlasting.

REBT has presented promising results for youngsters undergoing depression. It might be because of its importance on teaching techniques such as:

  • To identify cognitive errors
  • Challenging irrational beliefs and thoughts
  • Separating individuals from their behaviour patterns
  • Practising the act of acceptance

REBT is popular as a treatment option for athletes who encounter mental health issues. It is effective in regaining and maintaining athlete’s mental health, helping them to manage their emotions. It results in an improvement in their athletic performance. The mental health of the athlete is the priority.

FAQs

How can CBT help me with the past?
The goal is to change our behaviour patterns related to memories. One cannot change the past, but one can certainly reduce its damaging effects on thoughts, emotions and behaviour.
Why should I choose CBT?
Over the years, CBT has shown to be effective with its evidence-based results in treating several emotional and behavioural problems.
Can REBT brainwash me?
No, REBT does not brainwash. It encourages people to think independently for themselves. It challenges people to adapt to positive beliefs rather than their self-disruptive ones.
If I learn REBT, will I no longer feel emotions?
No, REBT helps to distinguish between healthy negative emotions and unhealthy self-disruptive negative emotions. It will not make your emotions numb.
We understand that each person has their own mental health issues. CBT and REBT can cure even complicated mental health-related conditions without the use of drugs.

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