What Are Cognitive Distortions?

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What Are Cognitive Distortions?

Cognitive distortions are illogical or irrational ways of thinking. It’s a way our minds trick us into believing that something really isn’t true.

We all think irrationally from time to time; however, cognitive distortions are inaccurate thoughts that reinforce negative thinking, emotions, or behaviors.

They are more common in people with anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood dysregulation, or those that have anger management issues.

There are ten common cognitive distortions. This Psych in 60 series on cognitive distortions will help you become more aware of irrational or illogical thoughts that you may have and more importantly, help you mindfully challenge and reduce these ways of thinking.

So live more and live mindfully.

Watch other videos in this series to learn more about cognitive distortions!

Do you have any questions for Psych in 60? Ask us in the comments below!

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Myque Harris, LPC
Myque Harris is a mother, Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist (LPC) and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) in private practice in Charlotte, NC. She has a certification in Early Childhood Mental Health from University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine and has been a licensed professional for over 10 years. She works with young children, adolescents, and adults. She is a self-proclaimed Yogi, and incorporates yoga and mindfulness into her clinical practice.

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