Behavioral and cognitive therapies are techniques used to replace negative behaviors by reactions to different situations, focusing on the linking of thinking and behavior.
These collect different contributions from several currents within the scientific psychology, becoming a clinical application of the cognitive psychology (in charge of the study of mental processes implied in knowledge) and the behavioral psychology (experimental analysis of the behavior), all aiming to treat patients with brief therapies diseases such as stress, obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, among others.
Some of the most important facts you should know about these techniques are:
According to a study conducted by the Royal University of Psychiatry in the UK, the results of several investigations strongly supports the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapies in general. However, this degree of efficacy is variable and depends on the type of behavioral problem. However, it is demonstrated that the integration of cognitive and behavioral technology presents better results in patients, being useful in diseases such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, phobias, bulimia, among others.
If you or someone you know has symptoms related to a cognitive or behavioral condition please consult a doctor.