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I Am Interested In Cognitive Therapy Versus Medication

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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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    Combination

    As most of the research says I think that a combination of both works best. Medication can help to relieve some of the physical symptoms of a disorder whereas cognitive therapy deals with the emotions and behaviours.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 10, 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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I listen to music everyday and it's my form of therapy and medication.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't have a story. I am broken. 10 years of therapy, medication. Etc. Has anyone done this?
    schneiderelli schneiderelli 36-40, M Aug 31

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    I have problems with anxiety ever since I know about myself, and I'm currently having an identity crisis that's really severe. I've been to one psychotherapy already, it did help...
    Vrime Vrime 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have a diagnosis of 4 mental illnesses. HOWEVER I do not fuse those illnesses to myself or my identity. I have asthma too. It's just parts of me. The 2 illnesses I have that can...
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    For anyone that's interested, in Casper, Wyoming this weekend there is going to be a holistic fair. There will be vendors, tarot readers, oracle card readers, energy therapy...
    MeenKalag MeenKalag 22-25, F Sep 7

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    I am anti medication ever since I saw my mother die of cancer. She took pills all her life for digestion problems. I also dated a bipolar woman who was anti med even before I knew...
    MysticDude MysticDude 56-60, M Sep 11

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    I've noticed that some people in America get more medication prescribed than what they need. It worries me a bit. I once saw something about a man having like 20 pill prescriptions...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am currently taking Adderall and Lomedia birth control. I recently tried Wellbutrin, but it didn't work out because it turned me into an anxious, edgy, raging shrew. What I...
    rollingdoro rollingdoro 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    So my psychiatrist gave me a sample of Viibryd, which is supposed to up my serotonin levels. We shall see. I have high hopes again. I really hope I don't have to cycle through a...
    rollingdoro rollingdoro 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I use writing music as therapy too. I released an album today. Stevenmartinez.bandcamp.com
    Mtinezz Mtinezz 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 26

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    This is true but for me it is therapy for the soul by expressing music through movement. I'm a dancer and nothing helps me identify better with music than how it makes me feel and...
    DaddysLittleKitten DaddysLittleKitten 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    Let's face it! We all need therapy! It may as well sound good!
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F Aug 28

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    "thank you" Led Zeppelin....My musical therapy this week. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1z4vkPWkLQ
    Pharmalady Pharmalady 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    There's seriously not one day where I don't have my headphones on listening to music full blast. Music is my therapy, always has been.
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I Followed someone's advice and asked my mom for therapy. She stormed off to her room slamming the door in my face. She screamed at me for being selfish and spoiled. I cause drama...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I have therapy appointments for an hours every week and people in my class and teachers always ask me where I was... Well my two excuses are doctors appointment and dentist...
    mememe3335 mememe3335 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I'm kind of sick of all these pills, to be honest. Doctors have been force feeding me pills since I was 15 years old. I have to keep a running list of all the psychiatric...
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The medication doesnt care if its good guys or bad guys in your system. It kills them all indiscriminately. I dont want to do it but I have to. It will be the last time. And this...
    CameBackHaunted CameBackHaunted 26-30 2 days ago

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    Just back from holiday, we had a demo on tantric massage - v cool! I was interested when he said that the real G spot for women is in their head! Also interested when he said...
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    I've always been interested in paganism. My step mother (Ma or Mom), my step brother and my dad(somewhat) are pagan and I love the idea of what they believes in. I always have(:
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    Very interested and fascinated about them ever since I was a kid
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    I have been wrestling with the rather intense desire to hookup with another guy. I identify as straight or bicurious. I am attracted to women and love women but I also recognize...
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    Is it normal that I'm not interested in gay guys?
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    No kid play. Looking for similarly interested female. I'm in Utah County and mid 20s.
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    I am interested in Age Gap Love
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    The human mind and thought patterns always peaked my interests. I'm sure thats the same for everyone but the more relationships I develop, sexual or aim-inhibited, I'm constantly...
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    Is there someone that's interested in role playing. Girls only. U are older and u kidnape me and force me to suck on ur breast
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    September 21, 1981 On September 21, 1981, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton strikes out the 3,118th batter of his career to break Bob Gibson's National League record for...
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    And it BUMS me out. So badly. I don't think I've taken my anti-depressants in days, maybe a half a week. I keep forgetting, and when I remember… I just don't do it. Why do we not...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F Aug 22

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    Especially if it's your pills 😳 bahaha
    SummerChristmas SummerChristmas 36-40, F Aug 23

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    Everyday I take around 12 tablets a day. I hate them. I feel no different taking them. Ugh a life transplant would be so much better!
    littlewozit18 littlewozit18 18-21, F Aug 24

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    Since my diagnosis my whole life makes way more sense! It's shown who really cares about me and who doesn't. Really, it's done me a few favours! I'm on meds... And I think somewhat...
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1 26-30, F Aug 25

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    So for everyone out there who I hurt while I was depressed, I apologize. I will open up my mail box, again. Of course, while my mood is up, there is a cost: difficulty sleeping...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M Aug 28

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    My whole family has issues with serious mental illness, and when we are not on meds we get more suicidal or depressed/and anxious. The natural remedies don't work, I have to...
    emeraldisles emeraldisles 16-17, F Aug 30

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 12

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    Not at the moment.....perhaps I should be;p
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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