What CBT Treats
As previously mentioned, CBT is quite effective at treating a variety of mental illnesses, including generalized anxiety disorder and depression. Others include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance use disorders, sleeping disorder, as well as eating disorders.
At its core and aside from mental illnesses, cognitive behavioral therapy is extremely effective at dealing with emotional challenges or obstacles. Some of these CBT is adept at addressing include learning strategies for managing times of high stress, resolving conflicts, improving relationship communication skills, coping with grief and loss, overcoming emotional trauma such as abuse or neglect, and even coping with a physical illness.