Definition of CBT

cognitive behavioral therapy; cognitive behavior therapy The theory behind CBT is that by modifying or replacing destructive thoughts with helpful ones, people can learn to deal with everything from depression to panic disorders to overeating.— Dana Sullivan

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“CBT.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/CBT. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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Medical Definition of CBT

cognitive behavioral therapy The theory behind CBT is that by modifying or replacing destructive thoughts with helpful ones, people can learn to deal with everything from depression to panic disorders to overeating.— Dana Sullivan, O: The Oprah Magazine, July 2007

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