What Is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) concentrates on the connections between a personís thoughts about themselves or a situation and how this affects feeling and behaviour.
Together the patient and therapist work to understand and alter the negative thinking and behaviour that result in distress and prevent the patient from living a normal life.
CBT can be used for a variety of disorders and aims to tackle the root cause of the illness reducing the need for drugs at all in some cases.
For other illnesses, CBT is being developed as a partner for drugs.