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Does mental health therapy include behavioral therapy?

Behavioral therapy is a form of mental health therapy, specifically, psychotherapy. It focuses on learning patterns. Its basic premise is that negative behavior is a result of faulty learning. Behavior therapy aims to use positive reinforcement and desensitization to help people change maladaptive behavior patterns. Used in combination with cognitive therapy, it is known as cognitive-behavioral therapy.

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