What Types of Problems Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help?

Cognitive behavioral therapy strategies have been used to help clients overcome a wide variety of problems. These include anxiety and panic disorder, ocd (obsessive compulsive disorder), phobias, social anxiety disorder, stress, depression and dysthymia, anger management, sleep problems such as chronic insomnia,  body image problems, and relationship difficulties. Other problems that CBT can help with include habit disorders such as cigarette smoking, assertiveness, self esteem improvement, and helping stop procrastination.

In fact, since most psychological problems consist of problems with emotion, thinking, and behavior, CBT techniques will apply to almost any psychological problem. Even with clearly organic disorders such as schizophrenia, there is evidence that CBT helps manage these chronic problems.

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