The cognitive approach to psychopathology (Outline)

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Through our lives we experience faulty cognitions about ourselves , others and our worlds.

These cognitions distort a person's reality which means they make us feel worthless , 

unhealthy, unhappy about the future .

Ellis was studing irrational thinking and stated that the way we behave depends on our

thoughts .During our lives our thoughts and behaviour is mostly rational, but we also

are able to think irrational which causes us having many biological and psychological 

problems. So Ellis suggested that problem arises when irrational thinking 

becomes our…


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