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I Am Interested In Cognitive Therapy Versus Medication

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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Skype therapy - I am happy to offer therapy over Skype anywhere in the world
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    growing up I preferred spending time alone to being with so-called "friends". my family were even worse and treated me like sh/t under their feet, I guess because I wasn't...
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    I love me some plants! so, that would make me interested in Botany!
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 1 Response Aug 20

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    If I do not reply to you, I am not interested. You are trouble.
    22Nm 22Nm 22-25, F Aug 19

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    along with everything and everyone else in my life...but my medication--for pain and my mind and emotions--is keeping me functional.
    amazedbygrace amazedbygrace 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    obviously!!! it helps....so, i write, i write, i write
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 17

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    I can almost always get into a deep meditative state when listening to certain music (usually trance). I remember one time I was sitting at the edge of my bed listening to...
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    I have found that since I have become interested in Taoism and have been practicing meditation, I have been less likely to indulge in things I shouldn't. I have reduced stress...
    Sunujing1 Sunujing1 36-40, M Aug 16

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    It's normal when someone is interested to you,they'll try to flirt you, be nice to you, court you, buy you some stuff,send you sweet messages and all the stuff. Some would even...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Music really is one of those things that I can say saved me. It saved me from spiraling into my own darkness, and I'm glad that I had one thing, apart from writing, to keep me...
    PaxTerra PaxTerra 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I'm pretty interested. Having my breasts swell up with milk, and my belly grow with life. Seems nice to constantly have that
    ImHonestlyBored ImHonestlyBored 18-21, F 13 Responses Aug 15

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    How long does this crap take to work, I need more sleep.
    butterflybitch butterflybitch 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Zoloft, that is my medication for depression, what is yours?
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 13

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    Catmagic101a Catmagic101a 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    More then interested been full before.Started only as lingerie ect at first. Ex wife at the time got me into it. I enjoyed I was always and still just lingerie to this day. There...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    I've gotten messages on here from men, usually of the 40-60 age range, who want to turn me straight and try to talk about straight sex, thinking that all I need is to be talked...
    JulietteLilyhammer JulietteLilyhammer 26-30, F Aug 12

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    mirror mirror one the wall.. you do not exist at all.. smash u with my bony fist.. now I'm on the next thing on my list
    imaflower imaflower 26-30, F Aug 12

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    I've had a depressive episode for some months now and my psychiatrist hoped the summer would help lift me out of it - but sadly, no😩. So she prescribed something new to augment...
    Lusite Lusite 36-40, F Aug 11

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    I don't want guys messaging me. I'm not here looking for men. Or boys. Not interested. I'm here for other purposes like expressing myself, and talking to other girls in similar...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I am a bipolar type II and not too extreme in the highs. I quit taking meds in 1975 and have not taken any since then. This is not for most especially type I where you need...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    Help! Need some advice. So my cousin wants me to play solo violin at her wedding ceremony and celebration (the latter will involve HUGE numbers of people) and I'm petrified at the...
    puks966283 puks966283 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    Nothing fixes me like a good song.
    aliadele aliadele 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I can't sleep unless I have some relaxing tunes in my ears. My favourite track at the moment is Ghost - Lullaby. it's both relaxing and heart breaking at the same time.
    CaitlinFrenchIsActuallyBritish CaitlinFrenchIsActuallyBritish 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    At this very moment....every radio on the place is playing. Rocking out ...loud and proud. It will carry me away along with my sorrows..... It's hard enough to typing as I bop...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Interested, yes but belief is another thing. I think I'm more fascinated by it and get chills when I watch a lot of the shows like Ghost Adventures and some UFO docs.
    ksbobmst ksbobmst 26-30, M Aug 8

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    Had to take them today o hate them
    iamhappy1 iamhappy1 13-15, F Aug 7

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