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 behavioral therapy has been proven to be a highly effective treatment for troubled teens and young adults. This is because CBT is highly effective in treating common psychological disorders that troubled youth typically suffer from. CBT treats common troubled adolescent disorders such as, mood, anxiety, personality, and eating disorders. As well as treating those who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction and self-harm.
CBT works in treating troubled youth by not only pointing out superficial issues, but also by identifying underlying issues that are to blame for the child displaying out of control behaviors. By eliminating the main cause of a psychological disorder, an individual has the ability to finally create separation from the specific affliction, allowing them to further progress into a state of recovery.