cognitive therapy


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cognitive therapy

[¦käg·nəd·iv ′ther·ə·pē]
(psychology)
A method of psychological treatment that emphasizes changing a person's maladaptive processes of thinking, perceptions, and attitudes.
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Robin Jarrett, professor of psychiatry, and her associates report in today's issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry that depressive relapse was significantly reduced in patients with recurrent major depressive disorder who responded to acute-phase cognitive therapy and then went on to receive eight months of continuation-phase cognitive therapy.
Moreover, one-third of cognitive therapy patients given one to three "booster sessions" of the psychotherapy over the next year sustained their improvement, a figure similar to that for patients who continued to receive their antidepressants for 1 year.
The program comprises six modules that cover the core elements of Beck's cognitive therapy for depression.
4 /PRNewswire/ -- A psychiatrist considered to be the founder of cognitive therapy -- and credited with its approach of helping people learn techniques to help themselves -- has won the 2004 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.
Emotion Focused Cognitive Therapy argues that it is time for a new focus in psychotherapy based on emotion, and presents an innovative approach to the treatment of clients with emotional disorders.
Westbrook directs the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Center.
Overcoming depression; a cognitive therapy approach; therapist guide, 2d ed.
The charity wants more people to be offered mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, which combines meditation with orthodox "thought training".
In their study, 60 patients were randomly assigned to receive cognitive therapy, 60 to receive placebo, and 120 to receive paroxetine for 16 weeks.
Washington, May 13 (ANI): A study has revealed that moderate to severely depressed clients showed greater improvement in cognitive therapy when therapists emphasized changing how they thought rather than how they behaved.
Beck, MD, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at The University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, will be honored for his seminal work as a pioneer in the use of cognitive therapy as an effective treatment for a wide array of psychological disorders.
Beck of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, who originated cognitive therapy in the 1960s.

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