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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Pugle

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): What You Need to Know

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) — in which individuals learn to transform unhelpful thinking and behavior patterns into healthy ones — is one of the most widely accepted forms of psychological treatment today.


First developed by psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck, MD, in the 1960s and ’70s, CBT has been evaluated in more than 2,000 research studies, which confirm that it can be an effective treatment for a variety of mental health disorders, psychological issues, and other medical conditions with psychological components. Read more about the goals of CBT and what to expect in Everyday Health.

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Michelle Pugle, MA

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