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Medical Term:

cognitive therapy


Definition: therapy based on a concept that states what a person believes determines how that person interprets experiences and responds behaviorally; faulty information processing, distorted cognitions, and cognitive deficits–strategies inadequate to solve problems–are corrected by specific techniques.

See: psychotherapy

See Also: behavior therapy, reality testing

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