Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Anxiety And Depression

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) refers to a psychotherapy treatment that is commonly administered to patients who exhibit signs of depression. CBT is presently used to treat not only depression patients, but also people adding stressful lives. CBT seeks to analyze the relationship between a patient’s thoughts, feelings as well as behavior. Therapists use this therapy on patients who have anxiety or depression to unearth underlying problems which are beyond the control scope of rational thought. Such patients usually have increased anxiety, fear and negative thoughts which are majorly based on prior conditioning from their immediate environment
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CBT is problem focused and unearthing the problems in Ana’s life will enable development of a good strategy to implement relevant actions in her life. Disorders such as depression are mostly based on the relationship of the client and a feared stimulus which develops an avoidance response which subsequently develop into a conditioned fear. This conditioned fear is what makes Ana anxious and loose both appetite and sleep. It is also what makes her edgy and…show more content…
The key determinant in the duration of the treatment would be the severity of the disorder, the response of the patient and the ease at which a patient divulges information critical for their treatment. While some patients may be forthcoming with information, other anxiety and depression patients have high defensive shields and getting though them takes longer time, hence the need for a more long-term care.
Role of Counselor in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
As stated earlier, CBT is an interactive intervention whereby both the client and the therapist engage with the aim of remedying the problem. Counselors conduct face-to-face sessions with clients with the aim of scientifically evaluating changes in cognition and behavior as well as achieving the set objectives. The counselor gives ‘assignments ‘to the client and facilitates proper completion as well as keeping record of the clients progress.
Role of the Client/Patient
The client plays a pivotal role in this kind of therapy. For effective treatment, the client is advised to give every information truthfully that may be deemed as crucial in diagnosing and formulating a treatment regimen. The client should be cooperative and ensure that he/she attends all the necessary sessions as well as completing the assignments developed in conjunction with the
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