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I Am Interested In Cognitive Therapy Versus Medication

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

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    I did DBT training for a year in a group therapy setting and now I'm really enjoying some new success after years of meds and traditional talking therapy. Strongly recommend it for...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M Mar 7

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    Today, I got put on new medicine, once again. I feel I am not fixable ): I was on Zoloft, didnt work so i went on prozac, and now they have me on Prozac & Abilify & as need...
    imswaggyurfaggy imswaggyurfaggy 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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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 5 days ago

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    There is actually a career called Music Therapy. I'm not sure if you guys knew, because every time I talk about majoring in Music Therapy, nobody knows what that is. But it's so...
    openskies441 openskies441 16-17, F Mar 8

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    I had therapy today. I have it once a week. I feel like it went really well. I've been seeing this therapist for almost 2 years now. I've been to many therapists over the years...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F Mar 17

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    How to Treat Muscle Knots Without Expensive Therapy? (http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=4175) Muscle knots develop when a muscle is injured or over-worked over a long period of...
    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M Mar 23

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    I hate my therapist. First, she missed an unreasonable amount of my appointments and now after 7 months of appointments every two weeks she is going to be leaving. I was not...
    kico4 kico4 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I just started using this new app I discovered on my Facebook page called TalkSpace. It's a therapy through text messaging. I'm currently on a free week trial n after that it's $25...
    confusedGirl84 confusedGirl84 26-30, F Mar 5

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    Ep is a great therapy for me. I can say whatever I want! In Beyoncé voice " I'm a grown woman. I can be bad if I want I can say what I want I can live...
    Afua77 Afua77 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I think this is such a great site. I can come here and express myself good or bad, happy or sad, with attitude or not and it helps me. It's anonymous as you would like it to be...
    MsWrong MsWrong 36-40, F Mar 8

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    I was once going to therapy with Dr. Nobody - well, my own version - years ago... Even back then, in 2008, I wrote of depression and pain... Looking back on it, now, I realize that...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 Mar 10

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    I am at a standstill with my progress in therapy. I've been going for three or so years now and to various people. My most recent one I have been seeing for a year, but it just...
    Twon Twon 22-25 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Use Music As Therapy For the Soul
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 21

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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 9 hrs ago

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    I've never really "mastered" lucid dreaming however I have gotten lucky enough to become fully aware during a few dreams, just not to the point of manipulating anything within it...
    RelayedDeaction RelayedDeaction 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 4

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    I love my belly. Add me on kick (phone app, spelled like this because copyright) if you're interested in seeing it move with kicks.
    preglovergreg preglovergreg 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    I'm interested in being bred over and over...
    itswetunermyskirt itswetunermyskirt 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Yeah i suppose i am..Ive been trying to learn as much as i can lately about different things related to psychology in some way,one has been personality types.Myer Briggs,also...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    IM NOT INTERESTED, GET THE ******* PICTURE?!?!
    shortfry3 shortfry3 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Ok look I posted an experience about my feelings for my teacher and at the end of the post I said I'm attracted to old men (I think this is what I said). It was wrong, I'm not...
    Gayooshit16 Gayooshit16 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    My husband and I have not had sex for the last 5 years. We have been married for 10 years now. Initially I used to make an effort. Now I am just disinterested. Yes, it does get...
    tycoonbabe tycoonbabe 36-40, F Mar 23

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    I am very interested in myself I guess right?
    Woodrow1984 Woodrow1984 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think CBT is a very powerful tool for mental health issues and need to utilize it for my OCD
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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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.
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell 16-17, T 11 mins ago

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    Guess what? My doses got doubled. So now I'm re experiencing the side affects. I can't keep my head still. I hardly want to eat, but I have to. My whole body is twitching and I'm...
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    But can. If corrallled. Since legal crimes are legal.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    I think my iron pills are what's been making me extra sick.. I didn't take them today, and I actually felt alright. On other days when I did, I felt horrible. It was so bad that I...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    marykaye2008 marykaye2008 41-45, F 2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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