Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’s Application in treating depression

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a common method of psychotherapy which aims to re-train the brain to think differently about things. With this in mind, it aims to make a person think more positively about their surroundings instead of negative thoughts which may impair their decision making and result in a reduced state of well-being for them.


Many people suffer from depression. Depression is a spectrum disorder, with many variants of it and it can really differ in the severity which people can suffer from. Common treatments for depression include medication & counselling which can be found on CBT courses.

However, it could be argued that CBT could be very effective in helping someone to get better from the disease. Essentially, depression can be caused by some really negative thoughts, intrusive ones which do not go away if they are untreated. Essentially, these thoughts can affect a person’s ability to function in everyday life and work and socialise.

CBT works by eliminating the triggers for the bad moods which people can suffer from. It encourages the individual to challenge such thought patterns and try and work through them. If a person has a logical brain, it is very likely that they will respond well to CBT and find a way to solve their problems.

CBT is particularly effective in treating depression which is generally caused by a plethora of negative thoughts and an unrealistic view of one’s circumstances and situation in life. It can cause an individual to suffer from distorted thinking and impair their ability to deal with certain tasks. CBT can alleviate these negative thought patterns and get a person to seriously re-evaluate their negative thoughts so that they see things more rationally and clearly, helping them to gain clarity in what they are dealing with.

Essentially, CBT can really help a person with depression get better.

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Welcome to Reading the World. It is not just the western world that has many amazing books – it is the entire world! The problem is we as native English speakers can not read some of the best available books as they have not been translated. Well that is where Reading the World comes in! Join us on a literary journey around the world as we get hold of some of the very best books you have never read, and maybe a few of the best you have! Happy reading!

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