Science about CTB

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy uses evidence-based methods. What it means is that the effectiveness of the used techniques is assessed in empirical research. In their practice, therapists choose cognitive models and techniques that have already proven to be effective in treating a given disorder. The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural therapy has been demonstrated in over several hundred studies on various mental disorders and problems. These disorders include i.a.:
Cognitive behavioral psychotherapy is an effective method of intervention in case of problems such as:
Scientific research has shown that cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy helps patients suffering from somatic diseases with a mental disorder component, which include: irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, pain in cancer, rheumatic pain, migraine, fibromyalgia, obesity, and sexual disorders.
Cognitive behavioural psychotherapy is also effective in preventing the recurrence of the disorders. Research into the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapies is ongoing and covers its various forms and aspects, such as, for example, therapy using modern technologies, different age groups of patients, and neurobiological changes taking place in the brain.
Cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy is recommended as the primary form of treatment and reimbursed by insurers in many countries around the world.


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