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I Am Interested In Cognitive Therapy Versus Medication

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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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    aspiedavid aspiedavid 31-35, M Jun 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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...
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    Hi Just went back into physical therapy today had my evaluation today my left shoulder that I got injured in a car accident in January 20,2012 needs more work and now right...
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    More trouble I had two weeks off work and was dreading going back, not because I hate it but because of the chaos that might have ensued while I was gone; who knows what awful...
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    well so far the only change in my medication is instead of taking half of 10mg zyprexa morning and night, I'll be taking a whole 10mg at just night to help me sleep. it makes my...
    becarae becarae 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I'm taking only antidepressant right now, which is Laxapro. I don't like it because of the side effects it causes. It makes me feel sleepy, drowsy. It also causes nipple discharge...
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    Music is thrilling and voice's are all different. Each voice and each song was with me in the dark and in the good. If life wasn't going great I had music as a form of therapy...
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    So I had water therapy today. I also have new aid on here way named Tawana. I wonder what race she is? I'm just joking about the race thing because no one knows. I don't care what...
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    I am interested in talking to women that have experienced relationships with significant age difference. Thanks
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    Are there obvious signs that a girl is interested in me (a girl)? Maybe I'm a total ignorant or just too shy ...
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    I'm so interested in reading all I can find on WW1, looking for documentries about it , and talking about it
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    Why do "older" men (55+) think I am interested in them? I'm only 20 and I am not on here to look for a relationship! Oh and I would never date a man the same age as my own father...
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    The seven deadly sins of the Christian Church (guessing they are...) are: greed, pride, envy, anger, gluttony, lust, and sloth. Satanism advocates indulging in each of these "sins...
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    Maybe more than interested, but am I any interesting?
    subpop subpop 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    More than interested I will listen to every command, please I want this so bad message me.
    babyshaun babyshaun 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Im trying CBT on myself and i think its working out good! Ive always been the paranoid one in a relationship n my psychologist recognised that as a type of anxiety. I did have a...
    jumpingoffthecliff jumpingoffthecliff 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    severely fragmented, compartmentalized. my mind is in pieces that often simply fail to communicate. it took me a month to figure out why i suddenly tried to kill myself.
    fsck fsck 26-30 5 days ago

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    Hate how my anti depressants are making me eat way too much and im putting on weight, lots of weight and i dont like it, its upsetting me
    amyslatts amyslatts 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    No one cares but I am on medicine for epilepsy. The pills taste like *** ._.
    RedtheEmerald RedtheEmerald 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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    Has anyone had seizures from Wellbutrin or zyprexa or a combination of the two?
    kiragirl79 kiragirl79 26-30, F Jul 25

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    My wife took 30 sleeping pills. What should I do
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    just haven't been thinking straight this evening.... not feeling right anyway... thinking it's because I've been out of lithium for 2 days now... may be it, more than likely I'll...
    becarae becarae 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30

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