Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is among the most popular and most effective forms of psychotherapy for dealing with depression. You got a brief introduction to CBT in the last chapter; now it's time to delve into the details. An important thread throughout this book has been the mind/body connection. Once again, you'll see it at work in CBT, which holds that the way you think affects the way you feel, and the way you feel impacts the way you behave or act. When you are suffering from depression, your thoughts are not focused or channeled toward positive, constructive ideas, and the world becomes a dark and gloomy place. CBT helps depression sufferers reframe those maladaptive thoughts into more positive ones.