The continuous negative feedback loop caused by post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and generalized anxiety disorder often requires direct intervention to stop the cycle. Without proper intervention, bothersome beliefs and fears will continue to dominate your mind and threaten to rule your life. Since people are wired to pay close attention when fears come to fruition, the relatively rare poor outcomes or other negative occurrences reinforce these anxious thought patterns. Thankfully, the development of cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, has provided psychologists with a way to interrupt this cycle and restore healthy thought patterns. Since mental health care typically worsens symptoms at first, it is important to understand the process of obtaining CBT. This guide will help you learn what to expect before you sign up for this effective therapy option.
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