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Month: May 2007

Cognitive Behavior Therapy helps prevent spread of HIV

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently launched a Healthy Living Project to promote healthful behaviors among those who have HIV. The Healthy Living Project had two phases: 1) to qualitatively investigate and understand the living contexts of those with HIV and 2) to offer an intervention - Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Through their randomized controlled study of a CBT intervention, recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 3818 people with HIV were…
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Unemployed? Cognitive Behavior Therapy may be able to help

Usually we write in about recent studies -- and this unemployment study is actually from 1997, but we thought it was interesting enough to warrant highlighting. People often ask us about using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) techniques for everyday life issues (as opposed to using CBT for specific psychiatric disorders), and this unemployment study, conducted in the UK, is a great example of how CBT can be applied to other areas. Here's the…
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