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What is cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social interventionthat aims to improve mental health. CBT focuses on challenging and changing unhelpful cognitive distortions (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes) and behaviors, improving emotional regulation, and the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems. Originally, it was designed to treat depression, but its use has been expanded to include treatment of a number of mental health conditions, including anxiety.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders. Studies have shown that CBT helped internet addicted teenagers to improve time management skills and better their emotional state, cognitive and behavioral symptoms. CBT for depressed adolescents addresses lagging cognitive and behavioral skills that are needed to create and maintain supportive relationships and to regulate emotion. Developing games or interactive components with this in mind would be helpful in treatment and in the efficacy of the project.

Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3073681/; http://www.brave-online.com/ research-evidence/completed-research/; https://www.springer.com/cda/content/document/ cda_downloaddocument/9788132222408-c2.pdf?SGWID=0-0-45-1493794-p177156454

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