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While there are major issues surrounding CBT in general, and the clinical studies (see my answer to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Limitations), the UK charity Mind, points out (Mind, n.d.) that: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) – the organisation that produces guidelines on best practice in health care – currently recommends [in ...


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As Bryan Krause suggested (above), talking with your psychotherapist is likely the most important next step for you to take. Also, please note that what I write below is simply general information about cognitive behavioral therapy. I do not know your situation. What I share with you here is not personal advice. It is information only. You might find it ...


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These are typically called cognitive distortions and are a mainstay of CBT, but are equally likely to be addressed by any cognitive psychotherapist. This is usually done by building skills to identify and challenge such thoughts. In the much older (and largely outdated) school of psychoanalysis, these are typically referred to as a defense mechanism called ...


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