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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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A directive form of psychotherapy based on the interpretation of situations (cognitive structure of experiences) that determine how an individual feels and behaves. It is based on the premise that cognition, the process of acquiring knowledge and forming beliefs, is a primary determinant of mood and behavior. The therapy uses behavioral and verbal techniques to identify and correct negative thinking that is at the root of the aberrant behavior.
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Behavior Therapy, Cognitive
Cognition Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Cognitive Psychotherapy
Cognitive Therapy
Psychotherapy, Cognitive
Therapy, Cognition
Therapy, Cognitive
Therapy, Cognitive Behavior
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Behavior Therapy (1967-1989)
Cognition (1967-1989)
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2019; see Cognitive Therapy 1990-2018
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2019(1990); was Cognitive Therapy 1990-2018
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Preferred
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