Cognitive Behavioral Therapy And Mental Health Disorders

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Introduction
Struggling with depression during adolescence stage constantly wondered me what clinical approach can treat depression. Rather than relying on medications, clinical therapies are more effective to cure a variety of mental disorders. Although there are numerous psychological and physiological treatments to cure depression, ‘Cognitive Behavioral Therapy’ [CBT] will effectively treat depression as well as other mental health problems. Commonly used by most mental health experts, cognitive behavioral therapy is “a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the relationship between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and subsequent behavior patterns and actions.” (GoodTherapy.org) Thus, cognitive behavioral therapy is an adequate model practice for practitioners to treat not only depressed disorders but also other mental health disorders.
History
As stated in Psych Central and Beck Institute, with the long historical roots, CBT was established by Aaron T. Beck in the 1960s. (Beck Institute) After Sigmund Freud’s experimental psychology and the influence of behaviorism, ‘Behavior Therapy’ was first introduced to reduce problematic manifestations of behavior by using “well-defined and strictly validated scientific principle” techniques which expanded to mind-body psychotherapy (Psych Central) To be specific, in 1920s, operant conditioning, classical conditioning and social learning theory were utilized by numerous psychologist to…
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