A psychological intervention where the patient works collaboratively with the therapist to identify the effects of thoughts, beliefs, and interpretations on current symptoms, emotional states, and problems areas. They learn the skills to identify, monitor, and then counteract problematic thoughts, beliefs, and interpretations related to the target symptoms or problems.
: it has been shown to help with many different types of problems.
These include: anxiety, depression, panic, phobias, stress, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and psychosis.
It may also help in problems related to anger, low self-esteem or physical health problems, such as pain or fatigue.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Common mental health disorders: Identification and pathways to care. Glossary. Accessed on June 18, 2016.