How does CBT work?

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      MJ1981
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      I was wondering if somebody could explain to me how Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) works? I’ve heard it is somewhat controversial but I don’t really know much about it. I know I could benefit from therapy but I’m not sure if CBT is a good option for me. What exactly happens during a CBT session?

    • #104351
      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      Here’s an overview of CBT:

      Challenge Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

      And a webinar replay on CBT:

      Listen to “How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Unlocks Positivity and Productivity for Adults with ADHD” with J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    • #104435
      MJ1981
      Participant

      thank you!

    • #104443
      strwbry
      Participant

      CBT was hugely successful for me in college. It basically helps you to retrain your brain about false beliefs like, “I can’t do things.” or “I’m dumb.” Neither of which are true, but when your brain believes them, you act like they’re true. Plus you get lots of skills for managing behavior. I found it to be pretty empowering. 🙂

    • #106138
      Atypicaladd
      Participant

      Cbt never helped me but i also is on the spectrum

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