Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
CBT is a talking therapy that has been used in the treatment of depression where it has been found to be as effective or more effective than medication. It has also been used in the treatment of anxiety and in the management of a large number of physical disorders.
CBT involves looking carefully at how you think about your problems, what you do about them and how these factors influence the way your problem affects you. The CBT therapist supports you in changing how you think and what you do so that your problem, or the impact of it, is greatly reduced. CBT has been used in the management of tinnitus for over 30 years. It does not eliminate tinnitus but the scientific literature shows that it can lead to significant reductions in tinnitus related distress. The literature suggests that it is the approach for which there is the strongest evidence of benefit.