Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy designed to challenge and change negative thought patterns about the self and the world.
This article will discuss six of the many conditions that CBT is effective at treating. We will also cover how cognitive behavioral therapy works for these specific conditions.
Here Are 6 Conditions CBT Is Effective For Treating.
CBT’s structured therapy style is highly effective for treating anxiety as well as identifying the warning signs that lead to worse anxiety and depression.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Some studies show a 61% to 82% success rate for treating PTSD with CBT. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help restore a sense of control, ease anxiety, and instill confidence in those who suffer from PTSD.
CBT has been shown to reduce symptoms of mania severity and relapse rate for those affected by bipolar disorder. In addition, a meta-analysis of nineteen controlled studies showed a significant increase in social and psychological functionality after treatment.
CBT’s ability to help patients identify and adjust negative thought patterns is perfectly suited to treat depression. It teaches new coping skills, and how to escape negative cycles of behaviors.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
CBT is especially effective for treating the two types of associations with OCD. This includes ritualistic behavior and the sensations of distress experienced by those with OCD.
CBT-E is a highly individualized treatment specifically used to treat eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Treatment typically consists of twenty treatment sessions over twenty weeks.
CBT has also shown to be effective for treating borderline personality disorder, phobias, even chronic pain and sleep problems. Furthermore, it can help treat long-term health conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and IBS.
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