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CBT stands for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. CBT was pioneered by Dr Aaron T Beck in the 1960s. He trained originally as a psychoanalyst but then developed his cognitive theory of depression. The treatment involves linking your thoughts, feelings and behaviour to gain an understanding of what is preventing you from achieving your goals and how you can change the way you feel by altering your behaviour and considering other perspectives regarding the way you may typically think about things. It is a treatment which has a strong evidence base for anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder and is recommended by the National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE).
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