Is CBT Effective?

Scientific research has established CBT as the psychological treatment of choice for a range of mental health concerns.

CBT has demonstrated success rates comparable to those obtained with medication in the treatment and the prevention of depression. In addition, CBT has been shown to be successful in the treatment, management and prevention of a range of other problems including:

  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Generalized anxiety / excessive worry
  • Persistent health anxiety
  • Social anxiety / shyness
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • O-C spectrum disorders (body dysmorphic disorder, compulsive hair-pulling, etc.) 
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Bipolar disorders / mood swings
  • Eating disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Alcohol/substance abuse
  • Anger control problems
  • Chronic pain / illness
  • Relationship / couples / family problems