Cognitive therapy useful to treat anxiety, says study

A new study says that cognitive therapy is effective for treating patients with social anxiety disorders.

Cognitive therapy is a short-term psychotherapy which challenges the negative thoughts and behavior of the person. The therapy gives more importance to present thinking, behavior and communication than past experiences.

The research has found that cognitive therapy can alone manage to increase the recovery rate in such patients than drugs or a combination of both drugs and therapy.

Social anxiety disorder is a mental illness. People with social anxiety disorders feel very nervous and uncomfortable in social situations like meeting new people.