cognitive therapy

noun

Definition of cognitive therapy

: psychotherapy that emphasizes the substitution of desirable patterns of thinking for maladaptive or faulty ones especially : cognitive behavioral therapy abbreviation CT — compare behavior therapy

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Recent Examples on the Web Her stay was followed by months of extensive physical and cognitive therapy. Halley Bondy, NBC News, "How a brain aneurysm helped CNBC's Sharon Epperson embrace change," 19 Dec. 2019 In contrast, systems such as cognitive therapy, self-compassion, prayer and visualization counter the ambient narrative’s unsettling tone with more reassuring thoughts and images. James Carmody, The Conversation, "Why we are hard-wired to worry, and what we can do to calm down," 10 Jan. 2020 In the years after he was first diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1990, Staglin has learned, through trial and error, how to manage the illness with medication and cognitive therapy. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "How to Recognize a Mental Health Crisis — and What You Can Do to Help," 16 Oct. 2019 Layard points out that spiritual practices ranging from meditation to positive psychology to cognitive therapy can also feed an inner life. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Being happier will help you live longer, so learn how to be happier," 30 Sep. 2019 To help treat cognitive impairments, one option is to undergo cognitive therapy. Nicole Skrobin, chicagotribune.com, "Cannabis: Optimal treatment method for post-concussion syndrome symptoms," 30 Aug. 2019 Those in the short-term cognitive therapy group also had a follow-up assessment after six months. Minali Nigam, CNN, "Addicted to the internet? Behavioral therapy could work, researchers find," 10 July 2019 But there's widespread agreement that the condition does not preclude success if it's treated -- whether through medication, cognitive therapy or setting things up in a way that ameliorates the challenges ADHD presents. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, "ADHD isn't a career killer. Just ask these executives," 2 July 2019 The subsidized government coverage allowed Matney to get recommended medications and tests, see a neurologist and enroll in cognitive therapy. Noam N. Levey, latimes.com, "Soaring insurance deductibles and high drug prices hit sick Americans with a ‘double whammy’," 6 June 2019

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Cognitive therapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cognitive%20therapy. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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cognitive therapy

noun

Medical Definition of cognitive therapy

: psychotherapy that emphasizes the substitution of desirable patterns of thinking for maladaptive or faulty ones especially : cognitive behavioral therapy abbreviation CT — compare behavior therapy

Other Words from cognitive therapy

cognitive therapist noun

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