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August 23, 2017       

Not Just for Eating Disorders: Cognitive Diary App Named in Healthline's Best Eating Disorders Recovery Apps!
by Monica A. Frank, PhD

Healthline's Best Eating Disorder Recovery Apps of 2017: Cognitive Diary CBT Self-help
For the fifth year in a row Excel At Life's popular app Cognitive Diary CBT Self-help has been selected by Healthline as one of the Best Eating Disorder Recovery Apps.

Although the Cognitive Diary app can be a useful tool for eating disorders, it is not just for eating disorders. Many people use the diary for depression, anxiety, relationship problems, anger managenment, and a host of other issues. The Cognitive Diary can be used whenever thinking creates unhelpful emotional reactions and behavior.

Not only does Excel At Life provide the free Cognitive Diary app, but the website provides almost 40 Cognitive Diary Training Examples. These training examples give you an opportunity to learn how to identify thinking errors that can contribute to problems. Each example has a detailed description of the primary thinking errors that can cause problems in the situation described. Even if the situation doesn't pertain to you, it is a useful exercise in learning to identify problematic thinking.

For more information about how the Cognitive Diary can help with eating disorders, read last year's PsychNote: Using the Cognitive Diary for Eating Disorders.

Other relevant articles:
  • Understanding and Using the Cognitive Diary
  • How Do We Change Irrational Thinking?
  • 10 Common Errors Made In Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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