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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 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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    aspiedavid aspiedavid 31-35, M Jun 23

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I listen to music everyday and it's my form of therapy and medication.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs 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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    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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    Since I was I think 8 I've been going to therapy. I've probably have had about 20 or so shrinks. And most of them I cursed at, walked out of session etc. I was a little **** when I...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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    What are people recommending? I want to stop diazepam/Valium it's becoming out if control. To the point of it doesn't really help my anxiety anymore. I have heard of a lot of...
    TheCactiDoNotEnter TheCactiDoNotEnter 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I use writing music as therapy too. I released an album today. Stevenmartinez.bandcamp.com
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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 4 days ago

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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...
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    this is a bit long but kind of interesting Mature/Silents. Born 1927- 1945. Went through their formative years during an era of suffocating conformity, but also during...
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    Maybe more than interested, but am I any interesting?
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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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    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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    One of my favourite tracks from 1995 and the better of the video clips on youtube, the VH1 American Clip is lame and detracts from the over all message that lies with
    PoeticMute PoeticMute 31-35, M 19 hrs ago

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    There's nothing more therapeutic for me than re-visiting music I listened to when I was younger. Right now I'm re-visiting a J-pop group called PUFFY AmiYumi that I listened to...
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    I love the band Godsmack...
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    I'm on my way right now to my T. Have so much stuff to share with her. It is stupid because I always tell her, "I'm fine." And I don't know why I'm not just honest. I need to...
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    I really don't want to go. I told my parents I wanted to and now I changed my mind, but now I am forced into it. My parents are ******* neglectful, and I became very angry when...
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    It depends which genre music you listen ? Trust me Mahler is not the best option ;)
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    its an order and i think u ll all follow it ...cos m good
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    Still on the meds I started a month ago.. Had my dose as I requested it wasn't working aswell.. Now all I want to do is sleep. I feel exhausted and find I waste my days in bed...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F Aug 17

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