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I Am Interested In Cognitive Therapy Versus Medication

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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 1 Response Oct 22, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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