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How is cognitive therapy useful in mental health therapy?

Cognitive therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aims to treat the person by focusing on their thoughts and interpretation of experiences. The therapy includes identification of core beliefs and assumptions that determine behavior. Once the negative thoughts and emotions have been identified, the aim of therapy is to replace them with positive thoughts and consequently healthy behavior.

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