Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a form of psychotherapy based on the belief that our thoughts influence how our body feels. It has been shown that CBT produces results in less time than traditional therapy.
Research shows that taking control of your own self-care improves symptoms of fibromyalgia. Limiting drinking and partying, positive thinking and keeping a journal are usually included in CBT. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has also been linked to improved sleep in patients with fibromyalgia.
Researchers do note, however, that the positive effects of this therapy may not be permanent.
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This video was created by Healthguru.com and Dr. Betty Keller; Dr. Keller practices at the Optimal Wellness Center in Franklin Lakes, NJ.