Introduction to "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy"
Department of Medical Psychology, Nippon Medical School
Several psychological and behavioral treatments have been gaining attention recently for their effectiveness in improving common diseases, such as depression and anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is particularly notable in this context, as considerable evidence of its efficacy has been presented. In this paper, we introduce the basic concept of CBT and offer evidence of its effectiveness. We believe that CBT is an effective intervention and hope that it will become widely used to deal with patient distress.
úãåãï 2016; 12(2), 57-60
cognitive behavioral therapy, depression and anxiety, medical settings
Masami Kashimura, Department of Medical Psychology, Nippon Medical School, 1-7-1 Kyonan-cho, Musashino-shi Tokyo 180-0023, Japan