Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Noun Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a "structured, present-oriented, short-term psychotherapeutic treatment for depression. CBT focuses on modifying an individual's unproductive and dysfunctional mindset that has enabled them to suffer physically and psychologically. By identifying observable and negative actions of a depressed individual, a professional therapist is able to create an alternate strategy to counteract their negative behavioral patterns. Cognitive...[ read more ]

Compulsive Lying

Compulsive lying is an act by a person who compulsively or impulsively lies on a regular basis and is unable to control their lying despite inevitable negative consequences or ultimate discovery of the lie. Generally, lies told by a pathological liar have self-defeating qualities to them and don’t help with the long-term material needs of the person. Therefore, pathological lying...[ read more ]