Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Chronic Disease

In this video from Beck Institute’s recent CBT Workshop for Students and Faculty, Dr. Aaron Beck discusses cognitive behavior therapy for patients coping with medical problems.  Dr. Beck explains that depression associated with disease derives from the meaning one attaches to the physical ailment. It is neither realistic nor is it a derivative of disease, itself. Instead, patients who experience physical symptoms of disease may have exaggerated feelings of helplessness which leads to feelings of worthlessness. The depression they experience derives from the negative value judgments they make of themselves.

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  1. Ilene
    Ilene says:

    Hi there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out
    and say I really enjoy reading your articles. Can you recommend
    any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics?
    Appreciate it!


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