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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

eGPS offers "guided self-help treatment", which is based on the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; CBT, is a treatment with strong clinical evidence-base to deal with different mood problems, such as depression (Beck, 1967), panic disorder (Clark, 1986),social anxiety disorder (Clark & Wells, 1995) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (Salkovskis, 1985).

 

Cognitive behavioral therapy mainly consists of 3 main components, including automatic response, behavior and cognition. Regardless of the types of emotions (e.g, depression, anger, worries), these emotions are affecting our automatic response, behavior and cognition. Meanwhile, our automatic response, behavior and cognition are affecting each other, forming a vicious cycle, to continue the negative mood, forming a difficulty in self-healing in mood problems. Cognitive behavioral therapy mainly changes behavior or cognition, for example, planning proactive healthy ways to face emotions, having less avoidance, or unhelpful thinking patterns, to break the maintenance of the vicious cycle.

 

Of course you might be wondering if there is other psychological therapy other than cognitive behavioral therapy. You can refer to the following table to understand different therapies and effectiveness, to decide the therapy that is right for you. 

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