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Unformatted text preview: in which the patient reaches a conclusion that is not justified by the available evidence. Other distortions include , all or nothing thinking, over generalization, selective abstraction and magnification. An important predisposing factor for patties with depression is the presence of early negative schemas. They learn to construct reality though their early experiences with the environment, and significant others. The early experiences in childhood lead them to accept attitudes and beliefs that are maladaptive. these negative schemas are usually out of awareness, remain dormant until a life event stimulates the schema. Once it is activated it categorizes, selects and encodes information in ways that the failure schema will be maintained. The focus on cognitive therapy is changing the depressive thinking. Through behavioral experiments, logical discourse, examination of evidence, problem solving, role-playing, imagery restructuring....
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2011 for the course PSYCH V89.0030 taught by Professor Andersen,s during the Spring '10 term at NYU.
- Spring '10
- Cognitive Therapy