Running Head: MENTAL HEALTH THEORIES
Mental Health Theories
MENTAL HEALTH THEORIES
Research shows that several theories have been invented in a bid to understand health and
mental illness. These theories are applied to understand the problems associated with mental
health and to explore different approaches in the diagnosis and treatment options. For this study,
the author will analyze two theories; cognitive and behavioral theories that are often applied in
the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders with a detailed explanation and history of
each approach. The student shall also explain the similarities and differences between the two
theories and how they are applied in the nursing practice.
each theory, including some history about the person who developed the theory
and the major ideas and applications of the theory.
Behavioral Theory also known as behaviorism is a theory of learning that is construed on the
idea that behaviors are acquired and learned through conditioning. According to this school of
thought, an individual's behavior can be studied in an evident and systematic manner regardless