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COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY, or CBT, is a type of psychotherapy that teaches patients to identify and manage the thoughts that give rise to negative emotions and unhealthy behaviors. It’s been shown to be highly effective in treating mood and anxiety disorders—but only if you can get the individuals suffering from them in the door.
The expense and time commitment of traditional face-to-face therapy are frequently cited as reasons people don’t seek treatment for mental health issues. Meanwhile, Americans spend more than $500 million on self-help books every year.