Cognitive Bandwidth

Cognitive Bandwidth

“Cognitive bandwidth” is a term you may not have heard but a concept that makes sense from the minute you encounter it. We all know that referring a seriously depressed patient for “talking” therapy is probably not going to be very useful. In severe depression, and severe anxiety for that matter, concentration and focus are sufficiently impaired that any attempt to try to think differently, (as cognitive behavioural therapy requires) is fairly futile.