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The cognitive approach to

The cognitive approach to psychopathology deals with how people deal with and cope with
the world around them. It emphasises that cognitive distortions e.g. dysfunctional thought
processes and the absence of sufficient thinking and planning may be the root for many psychological
disorders. Cognitive distortions…

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All or nothing thinking: this is where someone thinks you are either a complete success or a
complete failure and there is nothing in between. So you are either a success or a failure,
instead of not being good at some things and okay at others.

A clear example of…

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But therapies based on the cognitive approach can be effective for anxiety disorders and
The idea of the schemata is quite vague and lacks detail. It is also not clear how irrational
thoughts should be defined.
This approach takes in no account of the biological or genetic factors of…


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