In contrast to psychoanalysis and its long years spent on the psychiatrist's couch , behavioral and cognitive therapy is a brief, practical and active therapy.
In fact, we should talk about behavioral therapies because there are different approaches and techniques. For a long time, their indication remained limited to phobias and other anxiety disorders, but gradually CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapies) proved to be effective for other psychiatric pathologies such as personality disorders, depression or schizophrenia, for example. In these situations, however, care is longer and is often associated with medication.
One thing is certain, behavioral therapy is being used more and more. It must be acknowledged that it often brings convincing results. It may be associated with other treatments, such as taking medication, for example at the beginning of the care of a patient. These drugs will aim to calm a strong anxiety for example, so that the behavioral therapy can then be proposed ...
The principle of CBT is relatively simple: getting rid of the behaviors that cause us problems, and wrong thoughts that ruin our lives. A behavioral therapy is usually conducted by a psychotherapist who knows this type of treatment. Explanations.