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An introduction to providing cognitive behavioural therapy.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is named in the Department of Health (2001) publication Treatment Choice in Psychological Therapies and Counselling: Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline as one of the major formal psychotherapies commonly practised in the NHS (along with systemic and psychoanalytic). The same document found evidence supporting the provision of CBT for post-traumatic stress, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bulimia, chronic fatigue and chronic pain.

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