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I Am Interested In Cognitive Therapy Versus Medication

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    Cognitive Therapy

    Cognitive therapy is meant to be a complimentary therapy I believe. I found it really helped me to change my thinking. It enabled me to really consider my thoughts and question the truth of how I was thinking. I really enjoyed this book for that reason. I think everyone...
    brightfuture brightfuture 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    Bpd?

    What about mental issues like Borderline Personality Disorder? I know there are no direct medications specifically for BPD, so can cognitive therapy actually cure that without medication at all? I really hate medication and if there is any such form of therapy, it would be...
    hoping2live hoping2live 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2010

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    Cognitive Therapy

    I have been in therapy for a while, but I have to have meds as well. Depression is real. And cannot be controlled without therapy and meds. So is bi-polar disorder. You need to talk and have meds to get your head on right.
    Callalilly Callalilly 61-65, F 12 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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    Cognitive Therapy Works!

    I suffer from clinical depression - there are two sides to it. There is the physiology (chemical imbalance) and the psychology. I tried traditional therapy combined with medication - and it didn't help at all - my problems were not in the past - they were based in how my...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 14, 2008

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    Eclectic Approach

    Cognitive therapy works well in helping to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.  Where counseling and therapy can benefit more than medication I agree with the approach.  I would much rather learn and think my way through things than pop another pill.  I have had...
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F May 23, 2012

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    Can't It Be Both?

    Cognitive therapy is great.  David Burns, MD book, "Feeling Good Handbook", made a huge difference in my understanding of my negative thinking.  Logically pointing out  erroneous thinking was what I needed.  I had a lot of twisted thinking going on: All or...
    Tsavorite Tsavorite 51-55, F Oct 22, 2010

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    Cause Vs. Symptom

    personally, i believe that therapy works to understand causes and the effects they produce medication, however, seeks only to temporarily tame the effect or symptom modern medicine is a sham based on addiction if there is a problem to be solved, understanding the cause...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 3, 2008

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    Medication Vs Counselling

    i definitely dont believe in medication as a cure - check out socialaudit.com for some answers, medication is just a way of brushing true problems with inadequate services for mental ilnesses underenath the carpet and in the longterm only makes the problem worse
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 8, 2008

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    First Timer For Cognitive Therapy

    i have suffered terrible bouts of depression on off for years...this last bout has lasted now for just over 2 years...it has ruined me by losing my job...and a relationship...i hardly leave home now due to panic attacks...my depression stems from years of child abuse.. i never...
    starlitz starlitz 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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    I am forty two and have been on thirty two different psych medications which have been of very little help. I started ECT in January of this year and it has made a huge...
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    I write, sing, and play piano to vent about my issues and soothe my soul. You can listen to my songs at soundcloud.com/jenrichards if you're interested in hearing what I've made...
    spiralaxy spiralaxy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I didn't start talking until I was 3. My parents took me to therapy to improve my speech and social skills, I went there until I was 6. They told me it was a daycare and I only...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I believe in actual naked therapy. Too many of us have hangups and they are literally covered by our clothes. If we can work through that and realise that our minds are the most...
    NakedTherapist NakedTherapist 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Let's have a naked therapy day. Even if you don't actually ***** off, simply imagine yourself being naked as you make your posts. Let's talk about the 5:2 fasting diet - but with...
    NakedTherapist NakedTherapist 56-60, M Mar 31

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    Zoloft 200mg isn't helping. Even paired with klonopin... I'm told that I have no excuses for how badly I still feel, since I'm on such powerful medications. There must not be hope...
    Littlegirlblue22 Littlegirlblue22 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I've been feeling so **** lately im really suffering bad. so I decided to go out shopping a bit of retail therapy. I ended up with 2 new pairs of shoes and some other bits and...
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    I never used to believe in Retail Therapy til i had real sadness just from life in general , then i decided to try it and it works ! Better then Drinking lol !
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    Big question: I have become an emotionally numb person over the years. Through a series of terrifying events that had the potential to scare the **** out of me, I decided to close...
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    I am taking a lot of medication because my health situations. I am afraid to be wordt then before
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    I am very interested in myself I guess right?
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    I am a college student in college station, tx. I so long to nurse a woman. Just to feel close and hopefully taste her milk. Let me know if anyone out there is interested
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    I was raised into catholic beliefs, but I now identify as agnostic. However I am still fascinated by angels and demons, people's different ideas concerning them, and any being...
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    my wife and I are both interested in a polygamy lifestyle with another woman. At first I was hesitant but I've come around to the idea.
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    In the beings from the other dimension, in Jinns, in the inter-dimensional communication and interaction, .... Not into it but interested and curious. Have read a lot about this...
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    Once I'm done with grade 13, I hope to go to uni for a degree in clinical psychology. The subject as a whole interests me, the clinical side is just one detail I'm particularly...
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    im a synesthete interested in hearing about the experiences of others!! hit me up, lets talk!! :D
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    I just got my blood test results. I'm still pregnant. I guess that explains my mood swings. I have a nice glow must be all that estrogen working on me.
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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
    lily449 lily449 18-21, F Mar 27

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    These last couple of days have been the worst of my life, I found a lump in my underarm, I was worried but enough to go to the doc, but not that much. Cancer goes in my family, but...
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    I just start a week a go in Zoloft 50 mg and I been feeling very anxious I think is anxiety , and bad headache in the last days and I can't sleep is this normal? I hate feeling...
    Marialz Marialz 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    It's the best thing to ever happen to me. I feel so complete and normal. I wake up and just lay there, thinking about how good my day is going to be.
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    who else takes wellbutrin (antidepressant)??
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    I had to switch one of my meds and now I'm suffering some side affects. I can't even type this properly.
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    When I first went to my Dr and was put on paxil my Dr only told me that I have episodic mood disorder he never told me what kinda depression I have then last month when I switched...
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