Cognitive Therapy

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Cognition is the person’s automatic thoughts. Cognitive therapy focuses on altering thinking & behavior patterns to reduce worry as well as anti anxiety medications.

  • Helping the person to identify the negative thoughts.
  • Becoming aware of errors in thought processing.
  • Helping the person to restructure his thoughts in an alternative, flexible and positive (productive) way.
  • Maintaining a daily diary where the record of thoughts and medications is kept.

This works by reducing the tendency to perceive the incoming information only through a negative light, and adopt a more positive view of life. It involves around twelve to twenty sessions