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Cognitive-behavioural therapy-based interventions support RTW

Lauren Finestone

A study shows that cognitive-behavioural therapy-based interventions can reduce sick leave and get people back to work.

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) works by training people to be aware of their (usually automatic negative) thoughts and behaviours when they are faced with daily life events and replace them with more realistic and helpful reactions.  CBT is already the first-line treatment for many psychological illnesses and can be used to manage stress and burnout at work. But can it help people on sick leave return to work? A review of the evidence...

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