Cognitive Behavior Therapy

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is a type of short-term, result-oriented psychotherapy treatment module which focuses on changing faulty and inaccurate cognitive patterns of an individual to promote improved mental health.
  • It is categorized as a psycho-social intervention since it takes into account the surrounding social factors into the picture when providing psychological help to the individual.
  • The core premise of CBT is that at times a person’s own distorted self-image, low self-esteem, pessimistic thinking etc could be fuelling chronic dissatisfaction and mental agony and gradually causing the person to become anxious or depressed.
  • CBT aims to challenge these faulty behavioral and emotional patterns and help an individual develop healthy coping strategies.