Behavioral therapy or cognitive behavior therapy is a psychological therapy that focuses on thoughts, feelings and behaviors of an individual. Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on negative thought patterns that individuals with psychological conditions often experience. The treatment programs in this therapy are offered to come out of those negative thoughts and cognitive difficulties.
Psychotherapy and behavioral therapy are combined in this cognitive behavioral therapy to support the individuals focus on their cognitive processes, like thinking, behaving, having beliefs, and attitudes. This cognitive behavioral therapy helps individuals to cope up with their cognitive difficulties and develop new ways of thinking. This results in their emotional well-being and overall improvement in their quality of life.
The individuals who suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorder are more likely to face psychological conditions like anxiety, panic attacks, and depression etc. or the symptoms of such psychological conditions. The cognitive behavioral therapy can be successful in treating the psychological conditions that co-exist with ASD such as
Cognitive behavior therapy focuses on changing thought patterns and dealing with problems caused in both present and past experiences. Cognitive behavioral therapy can benefit any individual who is experiencing symptoms of negative thoughts or of psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety etc.