Cognitive behavioural therapy for patients with anxiety and depression
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Cognitive behavioural therapy for patients with anxiety and depression

Joe Curran Principal cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, Sheffield Care Trust
Catherine Machin Clinical lecturer/cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, Sheffield Care Trust, Sheffield
Kevin Gournay Professor of psychiatric nursing, Health Services Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

This article describes and explains the theoretical background of cognitive behavioural therapy. The evidence base for the cognitive behavioural treatment of a number of mental health problems is reported and the principles of effective treatment described.

Nursing Standard. 21, 7,44-52. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.10.21.7.44.c6362

Correspondence

joe.curran@sct.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review