Cognitive-behavioral therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of counseling that focuses on modifying certain thoughts and behavior patterns to control the symptoms of a condition. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is used to treat a variety of problems, including stress, depression, anxiety and panic disorders, eating disorders, ongoing (chronic) pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Last Updated: March 13, 2009

Author: Jeannette Curtis & Paul Lehnert

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Catherine D. Serio, PhD - Behavioral Health & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry & Peter Hauser, MD - Psychiatry

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