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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 56-60, F May 23, 2012

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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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    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 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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    i had severe depression growing up and i am one of the lucky few who beat it but It’s important to remember that it wasn’t solely the right way of thinking that got me out of...
    thesontheheir thesontheheir 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I think about nature versus nurture quite often and what has happened in my past to explain my behavior. It's fascinating.
    deliriouslydreaming deliriouslydreaming 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've been going to therapy for about 3 years now & at first I was okay with it cause I knew I needed it & know it's just stupid. So when I first went to therapy it was because my...
    BatVein BatVein 16-17, F Apr 28

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    I think I've needed therapy for a really long time. I think I have a lot on my chest and it needs to come out and theres a lot going on that, I know that it's there, but it's in...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    i was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 2012.i was taking medication for about a year but some of the side effects...ugh just sooo bad.so now i'm not taking my medication...
    weirdalex93 weirdalex93 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    I have to choose between being forgetful, thoughtless, uncaring, and foggy OR paranoid, anxious, and perpetually sad. ****. Medication vs Mental Illness. Medication wins but not by...
    InsideTheSadCafe InsideTheSadCafe 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    In my group of friends we have this joke going on that I do drugs. I chronically take ADHD medication, have been for like 7 years. Medication like that is practically a soft drug...
    absenceofsound absenceofsound 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been in therapy for over a year now and before I started seeing this therapist I saw a few different therapists. I resent it I resent it a lot. I keep cancelling appointments...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F May 2

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    I've been in therapy for over a year now and before I started seeing this therapist I saw a few different therapists. I resent it I resent it a lot. I keep cancelling appointments...
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    I decided that it was time to tackle my insecurities. I went to my first session last week. She asked me a lot of questions about why I wanted therapy and other things about my...
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    In about 6 hours I will meet my new therapist. I gave up therapy a year ago but now I'm starting fresh. Im looking forward to this but at the same time it is a little bit scarry. I...
    DDianaT DDianaT 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    I have been a couple times during school but now that it's summer and I'm at home, I have no counselor. But I find therapy unhelpful just because I'm really bad at explaining how I...
    Itfloo Itfloo 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I miss being in therapy. At least my therapist was the only person I could talk to. I dropped all the friends I had because they didn't serve me purpose nor fulfill me, if anything...
    MujerDeMuerte MujerDeMuerte 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I want to take a piece of every religion that makes me feel safe and good and practice that. I'm so interested in Buddhism cause of all the meditation and focus thinking.
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    Ok had my first session since like 7-8 years.... Omg I forgot the 1st question is almost always... "So hows ur family?" Ok this probably shouldn't make me cry, but this has also...
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