What are the 6 cognitive distortions?

The first eleven distortions come straight from Burns’ Feeling Good Handbook (1989).

  • All-or-Nothing Thinking / Polarized Thinking.
  • Overgeneralization.
  • Mental Filter.
  • Disqualifying the Positive.
  • Jumping to Conclusions – Mind Reading.
  • Jumping to Conclusions – Fortune Telling.
  • Magnification (Catastrophizing) or Minimization.

What are the 10 thinking errors?

10 Thinking Errors That Will Crush Your Mental Strength

  1. All-or-Nothing Thinking.
  2. Overgeneralizing.
  3. Filtering Out the Positive.
  4. Mind-Reading.
  5. Catastrophizing.
  6. Emotional Reasoning.
  7. Labeling.
  8. Fortune-telling.

What are the most common cognitive disorders?

Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most common cognitive disorders, affects approximately 5.1 million Americans….Some common cognitive disorders include:

  • Dementia.
  • Developmental disorders.
  • Motor skill disorders.
  • Amnesia.
  • Substance-induced cognitive impairment.

Are cognitive distortions a part of anxiety?

When we are anxious, the facts of a situation can become distorted, too. Cognitive distortions are patterns of thinking that are heavily influenced by our emotions. As you will see when you review the list of cognitive distortions, these distortions tend to follow certain patterns, and many of them overlap with others.

What is the mother of all thinking traps?

What is the mother of all thinking traps? Jumping to conclusions.

What are cognitive distortions?

Cognitive distortions are unrealistic or irrational thoughts. Typically, they are exaggerated and negative perceptions of our lives or the world. For reasons you’ll see below, all of us experience cognitive distortions – they are so common and unavoidable that therapists often call them “automatic thoughts.”

Can cognitive distortions cause stress and anxiety?

While many cognitive distortions are common, there are some that can indicate a more serious condition and take a toll on mental health, leading to an increase in symptoms of stress, anxiety, or depression.

What are the different types of phobias in psychology?

A to Z: List of Phobias, From the Strange to the Common. The American Psychiatric Association identifies three different categories of phobias: social phobias, agoraphobia, and specific phobias. When people talk about having a phobia of a specific object such as snakes, spiders or needles, they are referring to a specific phobia.

How do I deal with cognitive distortions?

Try printing this article and highlighting the cognitive distortions you think apply to you. I suggest you then pick one cognitive distortion at a time and keep a running list for a week of how that cognitive distortion manifests in your life.