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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



cognitive behavior therapy  listen  (KOG-nih-tiv beh-HAY-vyer THAYR-uh-pee)

  A type of psychotherapy that helps patients change their behavior by changing the way they think and feel about certain things. It is used to treat mental, emotional, personality, and behavioral disorders. Also called CBT and cognitive therapy.