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I Am Interested In Cognitive Therapy Versus Medication

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 and medication is a crock of ****. Sorry to say I've tried 10 different therapists so far, four different psychologists and 3 different psychiatrists. They don't help...
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    So tomorrow will be my first time back to therapy after taking a two year break. I've been to therapy for 10 years prior. I'm so excited. Therapy gives me a healthy way to grow. It...
    Bellissimaa Bellissimaa 18-21, F Nov 30

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    This afternoon I have my last EMDR session. I know I have to let go. Therapy is finished. But I think a lot more work has to be done still.. I'm not relying on therapy for being...
    PeterDr PeterDr 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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    I just went to my first therapy appointment on Thursday. I got triggered on the ride over there (I saw a sign that said Phoenixville on it and panicked a little cause my mom used...
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    How's everyone doing this evening? I haven't been to therapy in about two months. I started a new position and have been a bit busy, and I just want to go home and vegetate much...
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    the medication i'm getting tapered off of causes weight gain cuz it dramatically slows down one's metabolism. i know that i should start losing weight soon but i'm worried that i...
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    I've always been a bit aggressive but that was only in mind and not out. Now it's slowly starting to show and my mom thinks it's the medication. And I kinda think so too and yet at...
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    Today was a good day when I went to Therapy :) really helps me a lot
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    It's kind of a thing I'm known for. I am so fascinated with the minutia of everyone's lives that I find myself invariably asking a zillion questions. Well, maybe not that many...
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    I'm always the type to ask people on ep or in real life questions. I find it so interesting what people think about and as long as you respond with legible English I'm interested.
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    So I've been toled that I'm kind of psychic which basically mean I can communicate with the dead , I would really be interested in why I can do this and whether it's my mind or if...
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    I've been interested in the supernatural for as far as I can remember. I'm a reading kid, so I started reading obsessively in elementary. It started off with R.L Stine Goosebumps...
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    my mum thinks I've taken my interest with the paranormal way to far.. she thinks I need to step back into reality. she's mad at me because im always researching about ghost's and...
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    My husband want a polygamous marriage. He's already been dating her for a time that he will not disclose. I know her well. Sometimes I hate them so much I shake, and sometimes I...
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    I never take it on time and sometimes I just forget. So either that is causing my depression or I'm just no good with this course. Again. I don't know. I hate work and I hate...
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    ... "The Man" is poisoning us with this stuff. it's not natural...it's made in a lab by some scientists. we rely on medicine to make us feel better when all we need is sunlight...
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    I take antipsychotics at a really dose... My Mind is wandering so much right now and extremely fast!' Thinking about finishing the bottle (5 pills) to help slow my racing mind...
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    Oxycontin was suppose to help those who suffer from chronic pain, man. People just end up getting over-prescribed by "doctors" and made to choke these pills.
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