Cognitive Therapy

About Cognitive Therapy (Psychotherapy)

Cognitive therapy refers to a form of psychotherapy which tackles specific thoughts or cognitions that may be unhelpful. It forms a large component of another widely known therapeutic system, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, although some use the terms interchangeably.

Learn more about Cognitive Therapy in our Cognitive Therapy Community Report.

lilybet's Cognitive Therapy History (Ongoing)
Weekly Nov 15, 2007 - Last Update

lilybet's Cognitive Therapy is for…

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Cumulative trauma disorder

lilybet has not reported any side effects for Cognitive Therapy.


Oct 10, 2011

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips
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< $25 monthly