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I Am Interested In Cognitive Therapy Versus Medication

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    Therapy is a waste of time, at least it was for me. Therapy is not only very expensive, but something that it doesn't help that I am not someone who can open up to people. I tried...
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    It doesn't always work for me though.
    deademotion11 deademotion11 22-25, M 22 hrs ago

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    Anti-depressants. "Happy pills" as I call them. My mom can't go a day without asking me, "did you take the medication?" I get she doesn't want me to miss a day but it gets annoying...
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    I looked at my posts and realized my mind was getting out of control. I woke up in the morning seeing so disturbing new. Living in the bipolar spectrum with out medication is new...
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    Which is very expensive. Thankfully I have a doctor with a heart and gave me a coupon for me to get the meds for free for a year. However I have other medications that are...
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    I have decided to use ep for my therapy because I really love how open and honest I can be on here, I have a really hard time communicating with people In my life and feel like I'm...
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    I have been taking Physical Therapy as my premed for 3 years now. I have one more year to go then internship :) I had no idea what I got myself into until i started. And i gotta...
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    I like who I am off of medication more than I like who I am on it... My doctors wouldn't offer me counseling, a friendly ear, or even support... I was always given pills... and...
    briannawolf briannawolf 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I think music is a therapy for everything
    FlyraX FlyraX 18-21, M Jun 25

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    Just went cold-turkey.. Medication is not the problem solver. It just isn't.
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