What is behavioral therapy?

Behavioral therapy is the use of behavior modification strategies to treat clients with mental health problems. It is based on the conception that people can be trained to change their behavior and adopt positive coping skills to compensate for behavioral flaws. Behavioral therapy can be used to treat a wide range of cognitive disorders such as attention deficit disorders (ADD) and autism spectrum disorders. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most applied behavioral therapy due to its effectiveness in improving the client's condition and quality of life.

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