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Cognitive Therapy

"Cognitive Therapy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A direct form of psychotherapy based on the interpretation of situations (cognitive structure of experiences) that determine how an individual feels and behaves. It is based on the premise that cognition, the process of acquiring knowledge and forming beliefs, is a primary determinant of mood and behavior. The therapy uses behavioral and verbal techniques to identify and correct negative thinking that is at the root of the aberrant behavior.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cognitive Therapy" by people in this website by year, and whether "Cognitive Therapy" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 67 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2014
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