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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

    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
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    I am forty two and have been on thirty two different psych medications which have been of very little help. I started ECT in January of this year and it has made a huge...
    MyShockingResurrection MyShockingResurrection 41-45, F Apr 22

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    I've been going to therapy for about 3 years now & at first I was okay with it cause I knew I needed it & know it's just stupid. So when I first went to therapy it was because my...
    BatVein BatVein 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    i was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 2012.i was taking medication for about a year but some of the side effects...ugh just sooo bad.so now i'm not taking my medication...
    weirdalex93 weirdalex93 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I didn't start talking until I was 3. My parents took me to therapy to improve my speech and social skills, I went there until I was 6. They told me it was a daycare and I only...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I have to choose between being forgetful, thoughtless, uncaring, and foggy OR paranoid, anxious, and perpetually sad. ****. Medication vs Mental Illness. Medication wins but not by...
    InsideTheSadCafe InsideTheSadCafe 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Zoloft 200mg isn't helping. Even paired with klonopin... I'm told that I have no excuses for how badly I still feel, since I'm on such powerful medications. There must not be hope...
    Littlegirlblue22 Littlegirlblue22 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I've been feeling so **** lately im really suffering bad. so I decided to go out shopping a bit of retail therapy. I ended up with 2 new pairs of shoes and some other bits and...
    iampinkpvc iampinkpvc 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    I never used to believe in Retail Therapy til i had real sadness just from life in general , then i decided to try it and it works ! Better then Drinking lol !
    Desiredlove Desiredlove 51-55, F Apr 18

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    Big question: I have become an emotionally numb person over the years. Through a series of terrifying events that had the potential to scare the **** out of me, I decided to close...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 19

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    I am taking a lot of medication because my health situations. I am afraid to be wordt then before
    injizzy injizzy 18-21, M Apr 20

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    I think maybe after years of trying I may have found the therapy for me! He was understanding, he didn't judge me, he listen he seemed to care! Last night was just a getting to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 25

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    I've been going to therapy off and on for the last five years. I needed to seek professional help when I was experiencing some conflicting and painful feelings after my niece died...
    sanntay7334 sanntay7334 46-50, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've been in therapy for over a year now and before I started seeing this therapist I saw a few different therapists. I resent it I resent it a lot. I keep cancelling appointments...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    I've been in therapy for over a year now and before I started seeing this therapist I saw a few different therapists. I resent it I resent it a lot. I keep cancelling appointments...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    My Husband Wants to Bring His Girlfriend Into Our Home My husband recently told me about his girlfriend he has been with for a few months now. He says he is so in love with her...
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    I was raised into catholic beliefs, but I now identify as agnostic. However I am still fascinated by angels and demons, people's different ideas concerning them, and any being...
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    my wife and I are both interested in a polygamy lifestyle with another woman. At first I was hesitant but I've come around to the idea.
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    In the beings from the other dimension, in Jinns, in the inter-dimensional communication and interaction, .... Not into it but interested and curious. Have read a lot about this...
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    Once I'm done with grade 13, I hope to go to uni for a degree in clinical psychology. The subject as a whole interests me, the clinical side is just one detail I'm particularly...
    GoodAsDeadMasterOfDeath GoodAsDeadMasterOfDeath 18-21, F Apr 19

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    im a synesthete interested in hearing about the experiences of others!! hit me up, lets talk!! :D
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    I am a 28 year old male, who lives in the bay area. Any females interested in breeding around me, if so get in touch.
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    It's been doing wonders for me only one problem: I don't have cash to afford the taxi there today:(
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    I'm an almost 14 year old girl in Ohio, wanting a decently young male to impregnate me. Don't say km too young, innocent, ignorant, etc.
    Meltatum Meltatum 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    I had to switch one of my meds and now I'm suffering some side affects. I can't even type this properly.
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F Apr 8

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    When I first went to my Dr and was put on paxil my Dr only told me that I have episodic mood disorder he never told me what kinda depression I have then last month when I switched...
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M Apr 9

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    yes i do. im on more then one and i tell my doc that i am numb not depressed and i would love to get off of them. in total i take 19 pills a day. (not all of them are...
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    American meds are crap. But bipolar can be too. Just found a good mood was a lie. Got very amused. Almost happy. Then bad mood hit. Triggered a tantrum. Tried...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    I'm so tired right now. Don't know if I'll pull true.
    MadNocturnes MadNocturnes 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Well, I know how it feels to keep emotions in me all the time, and not tell anyone. I want to start this group to help other depressed people, or anyone in general. The point is...
    JustPassingIt JustPassingIt 13-15 6 Responses Apr 3

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    I'm attending school to become a massage therapist. This is probably the best decision I've ever made. Acupressure is definitely one of my strong suits (:
    QxeenBreezy QxeenBreezy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I write a lot, when I'm feeling down I put it all in paper, my worst times are written down, while my bests are in pictures, life is not easy, it will never be. I like to write...
    franchesval franchesval 18-21, F Apr 5

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    If I am sad, upset, having a crummy day, or just need a pick me up - I turn on some old school jams! ;) I end up like I am now, dancing around the kitchen as I make Easter...
    SunAgain SunAgain 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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