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Cognitive Therapy For Depression

            Cognitive behavioral therapy helps improve people's moods and behavior by changing their way thinking; also, how .
             they interpret events and talk to themselves. This form of psychotherapy helps guide people into thinking more .
             realistically and teaches them coping strategies to deal with their depression. Cognitive therapy is in most cases a short-.
             term treatment that can have long-term results. I will discuss depression in adolescence and how it effects personal .
             adjustments, which may often continue into adulthood. I will also discuss depression in the elderly. There are different .
             approaches to treating depression, the main approach that will be discussed is cognitive behavioral therapy, which is a .
             way to break the cycle for depression. What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive behavior therapy helps people .
             break the connections between difficult situations and their habitual reactions to them. This can be reactions such as .
             fear, rage or depression, and self-defeating or self-damaging behavior. It also teaches people how to calm their mind .
             and body, so they can feel better, think more clearly, and make better decisions. Cognitive therapy also teaches people .
             how certain thinking patterns are causing their symptoms. This is accomplished by giving people a distorted picture of .
             what's going on in their life, and making them feel anxious, depressed or angry for no good reason.(Francis, 2000) .
             When people are in behavior therapy and cognitive therapy, it provides them with various tools for stopping their .
             symptoms and getting their life on a more satisfying track. In cognitive therapy, the therapist takes an active part in .
             solving a patient's problems. He or she doesn't settle for just nodding wisely while the patient carries the whole burden .
             of finding the answers they came to therapy for initially. Cognitive therapists teach patients to identify their negative .
             thoughts, recognize their erroneous nature and devise a corrective plan that leads to more positive assessments and an .

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