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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    It's been really really hard, but I think I'm starting to feel better. Some of you might know that I cope with anxiety and depression, but I've been having more and more good days...
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    Premeditation will kill the trust They'll never know if you fear me With every second collecting dust I feel so bloated and weary 'cause she belongs to heaven She's comin' over...
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    Who do you relate to more, Eric or Dylan? Or are you interested for other reasons?
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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...
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    I am interested. So if you are knowledgable, shoot me a message.
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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...
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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...
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    I guess Lately I've been writing another life for myself. making up friends, new places... anything like that. I'm kinda in that transition where I don't really fit into any social...
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