Individuals who can benefit from Cognitive-behavioral therapy are individuals who are willing to change to accomplish a situation that is negative to one which is positive. According to the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral therapists, “Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events.” Such individuals who are depressed, who have unhealthy ways of thinking and who have a mental disorder go for counseling from a clinician. Most people do not want to admit to them having a mental problem, because they fear what other people may have to say. They may feel embarrassed and abnormal, if they seek help. It is important that if family or friends notice a sudden change with their loved ones that they go get them help. Because if they do not then that individual might go on to commit a crime against themselves or someone else. Issues that can be effectively treated with CBT are anger and stress management, anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorder, child and adolescent problems, child anxiety disorders, child depression, chronic pain, couples/martial problems, depression, eating disorders, generalized anxiety, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, sexual dysfunction and somatic disorders just to name a few. It is very important to seek for any of these situations, because they might be a minor problem that lead up to a major problem. According to the childhood trauma studies, “populations in which CBT is most often used are childhood traumas that lead to depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADD/ADHD and (even a divorce may be preceded by a long period of acrimony or instability). Single events, no matter how traumatic, are most often forgotten by young children since as the brain develops it disposes of the synaptic connections (links between brain cells or neurons) that...
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