How Is It Effective?
Dr. Charles Sophy discusses the benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy. He defines Cognitive Behavioral therapy as a behavioral interventionist therapy method. CBT teaches patients that how they feel is often a result of their thinking processes.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, therefore, enables the patient to change how they think and so change how they feel. Dr. Sophy describes the different conditions that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be effectively used to treat, such as
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Anxiety and depression
There are two key Drawbacks Dr. Sophy identifies with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; the therapy takes time for results to show, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy also requires a certain level of the intellect for it to work.
The CBT therapy might involve a set of certain strategies that are aimed to help a patient overcome his/her behavioral and thinking issues. These are helpful and allow a patient to know and learn the ways through which they can change problematic behavior and thinking pattern
- Might involve strategies that allow facing fear instead of avoiding them.
- Might use a strategy such as role-playing, which is aimed at resolving problematic relations and interactions.
- Strategies are adopted to make a person learn to calm down mind and body.
These strategies are designed based on individual needs, and both patient doctors work together to develop a more customized set of strategies.