Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
ISBN: 1585621781
EAN13: 9781585621781
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 21, 2004
Pages: 168
Dimensions: 0.71" H x 9.37" L x 6.14" W
Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Now four decades old, cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is one of the most heavily researched--and effective--forms of psychotherapy, useful in treating both psychiatric and medical disorders.

In this compact, richly detailed volume, 13 distinguished contributors show how CBT's primary focus of identifying and changing maladaptive patterns of information processing and related behaviors is fully compatible with biological theories and treatments and can be combined with pharmacotherapy to optimize treatment results in clinical practice. In five chapters that illustrate the broadening reach and scope of CBT, these experts discuss - Schizophrenia--Shows clinicians how to incorporate the strengths of CBT into their daily practices for treating patients with schizophrenia. CBT methods (e.g., thought recording, examining the evidence, activity scheduling, graded task assignments, psychoeducation) can help relieve both positive and negative symptoms, reduce the stigma associated with the illness, improve depression and anxiety, and increase social skills.- Bipolar I disorder--Focuses on a concerted effort to educate the patient about bipolar disorder, which helps patients and families develop an early warning system and be prepared with interventions to forestall relapse. CBT methods also teach patients how to reduce common psychosocial stressors and adhere to their Read More chevron_right

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