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cognitive therapy

a formof therapy which focuses on the role of faulty beliefs and thought patterns in abnormal behaviour; because it alsoencourages testing beliefs via behavioural strategies, it issometimes called' cognitive behavioural therapy'. See also rational-emotive therapy.

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September 29th 2021


a drug which increases activation of the central nervoussystem and the autonomic nervous system;decreasing fatigue, increasing physical activity andalertness, diminish hunger, and result in a temporaryelevation of mood.