a form of therapy for depression in which the goal is to diminish symptoms by correcting distorted thinking based on negative self-perceptions and expectations.
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Also called cognitive behavior therapy.
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British Dictionary definitions for cognitive therapy
psychol a form of psychotherapy in which the patient is encouraged to change the way he sees the world and himself: used particularly to treat depression
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Medicine definitions for cognitive therapy
Any of a variety of techniques in psychotherapy that utilize guided self-discovery, imaging, self-instruction, and related forms of elicited cognitions as the principal mode of treatment.
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