chapter  2
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Introducing the Cognitive Distortions Questionnaire

The CD-Quest was developed to be filled in by the patients before each therapy session, in order to facilitate perceptions of the connection between cognitive distortions, sometimes also called thinking errors, and their consequent emotional states, as well as maladaptive behaviors (de Oliveira et al., 2014). Also, the CDQuest was devised to help therapists quantitatively assess and follow the clinical evolution of patients by means of its scores. The CD-Quest contains 15 items that measure known cognitive distortions in two dimensions: frequency and intensity. The scores may range from 0 to 75; the higher the score, the higher the cognitive distorted thinking.