Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a ‘talking’ therapy that can help you to cope with the fact your child suffers from febrile seizures by changing the way you think and behave.  It is important to appreciate that CBT cannot remove the underlying problem (i.e. that your child has febrile seizures), but can help you to live with febrile seizures in a more positive way.  It encourages you to examine how the situation of your child having febrile seizures can affect how you think, feel and behave.  Various techniques can be applied but Padesky’s 5 Aspects model is one of the more common.

For further information on CBT in general please see the NHS Choices page.