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I Am Interested In Cognitive Therapy Versus Medication

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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 61-65, F May 23, 2012

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 66-70, F 12 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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    I think both are necessary,

    along with behavioral. I think combined methods have more positive outcomes. imo
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 30, 2015

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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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    EnigmaticPerson EnigmaticPerson 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    i love eating all natural, pure foods. i am really picky with what i eat. i can't take herbs however, as i take medication (not holistic but i need them to live on) and they...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Who do you relate to more, Eric or Dylan? Or are you interested for other reasons?
    leflay leflay 22-25, T 2 days ago

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    I think a big part of my healing process will be accepting my feelings as real and accepting that things affect me and that's ok. My mom continuously responded to me reaching out...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I am interested. So if you are knowledgable, shoot me a message.
    zellanna zellanna 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    poppyloves98 poppyloves98 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've been to therapy, still in therapy...yeah my brain is a mess. I love when therapists give you that look, raise their eyebrows together while they pause to think of a response...
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    ...i had it done when i came down with fibromyalgia. my neighbor owned a massage therapy spa. she did it so well. it continued that night as i lay in bed, as i laid on her table...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I am very interested in it. Especially talking with those who might understand dreams, goddess imagery, etc
    zellanna zellanna 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    But I can't afford it. Yay America. Thanks so much conservatives for not treating everyone as equals. I wish I lived in a more liberal country where I can have easier access to...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    jonathan96 jonathan96 18-21, M Jan 24

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    Therapy really helps. I know how it feels for like no one to connect with you or they at first may not emphasize with you. But you have to use it. Therapy is there to express...
    Dana1111 Dana1111 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    "So, what brings you here today?" "I don't know... I guess I feel like I need to talk to someone." "Sure, that's a good start. What do you want to talk about?" "[Nervous laugh"] I...
    MarkPaul MarkPaul 26-30 Jan 21

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    Well aftering talking to a friend about "how lack of sex can cause depression in men", I did some heavy & deep thinking. I have came to the conclusion that I have been taking...
    nevets68 nevets68 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Jenny by Nothing More https://youtu.be/4x6US_UHvrc I JUST came across this song a couple of weeks ago and it latched onto me. I loved it from the moment I heard it, even more so...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    It's a place to feel connected and not so alone. I can have my own little space and write out any feelings that move me. I can be alone and yet connected.
    ElephantSH0ES ElephantSH0ES 46-50, F Jan 18

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    I have sooo many new favorite songs lately. Some of these new faves speak to me through their lyrics, while others just provide an infectious beat or chorus that takes my mind to a...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    The one therapist I was seeing didn't listen to me and told me I was the one who was wrong with things and just made things worse....I feel so alone I have nobody....I feel like no...
    brokenheart1617 brokenheart1617 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oBMDcLf6WA
    LionessT LionessT 41-45, F Jan 17

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V52jKkthpzA
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    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F Jan 17

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    Whenever my feelings get torn up or mixed, I feel lost. But when I put in my earphones, shutting the whole world out and playing music makes me reassemble thoughts in my head as I...
    iiTetraLoh iiTetraLoh 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I've been a bad bad girl I've been careless With a delicate man And it's a sad sad world When a girl will break a boy Just because she can Don't you tell me to deny it I've done...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I have to say that medication has helped me. A lot. If you saw me four years ago you would have felt sorry for me. I wanted to die, to dissapear from the world, feeling crushed and...
    elsasaunt elsasaunt 16-17, F Jan 16

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    Tool - Forty Six & Two I've been crawling on my belly Clearing out what could've been. I've been wallowing in my own confused And insecure delusions For a piece to cross me over...
    RoughDiamond17 RoughDiamond17 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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