Question by : What is the difference between Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
I am healing from post concussion syndrome and I was told to get Cognitive Therapy. I have realized that there’s Cognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. What is the difference between them? I was talking to two friends of mine who are telling me that I would have to go to a physical therapist or a speech specialist for it because what I need is help getting my focus back and remembering things. They said they should be doing things like solving puzzles and stuff like that. Their views don’t seem right. Any help would be great!

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Anyone try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy before?

Question by Dave M: Anyone try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy before?
I just started my first CBT session with my therapist yesterday and it was ok I guess. The first day we worked on a sheet together. Basically it had 7 columns: Trigger, Automatic thought, Feelings, Behavior/Reaction, Examine Automatic Though, Reframe Automatic Thought, and Behavioral Plan. I gave him two situations where my anxiety got out of control. One was walking into a crowded room and two was talking with someone one one one and feeling weird about looking them in the eye. So, we went through that and I guess we’re gonna continue next week with more examples. It seems too simple to work, but I guess the more I do it, the more I will start using it in real life. Not sure, hoping for the best. Has anyone here tried CBT? Was it positive? Negative? How long did it take before you started seeing results?

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Question by lady cottager: Has Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helped anyone with Bipolar disorder?
I’m on meds, and I would like to know if CBT or anything like that has helped you or anyone you know…

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How effective is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

Question by : How effective is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
I suffer from OCD but I am unable to continue medication because I am pregnant. I am keen to try CBT but I am curious about how long it will take to see results – although I know this must vary for each person – but is it a highly recommended treatment for OCD?
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what are some cognitive behavioral therapy techniques?

Question by Jerry g: what are some cognitive behavioral therapy techniques?
what are some cognitive behavioral therapy techniques?

A link or some useful information will be helpful.

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Cognitive behavioral therapy helps lessen suicidal tendencies in teens

Article by caseypratt4167 caseypratt4167 Casey Pratt

Teen suicides are on the rise and they are related to myriad reasons. Depression is the most common cause that leads many healthy teenagers taking to anti-depressants and attempting suicides at the prime of their lives. Either they suffer from some mental and severe personality disorder and take to drugs or alcohol and kill themselves knowingly or while driving too fast while living life in the fast lane. It is not easy to tackle depression related problems of teens and all parents know about the arduous task of parenting them. Even though a few years back the FDA made it mandatory to print warnings on the labels of anti-depressants, the suicide rate hasn’t gone down. But is seen that suicide rates are down in countries where the drug Prozac is used with cognitive behavior therapy. It has managed to improve the skills of coping remarkably. As CBT aims at the thinking process and the mapping of the thought process to reorient it to more positive domains, the drug taking teenager prone to suicidal tendencies can see hope. In the US, research on suicidal teenagers revealed that the combination of the drug Prozac and CBT was the best cure available. It enhanced the skills of coping among teenagers. The worst case scenario during depression is to leave it as it is and not do anything about it. Dr. John March, professor at Duke University, the leader of the study conducted a few years ago maintained that the combination treatment to battle teenage suicide was the best possible available. He felt it was the most effective way to tackle those teenagers with heightened levels of suicidal tendencies. If your child is suffering from this tendency, then instead of stopping the depressant right away, it is better to try out CBT with an experienced therapist. The best approach is to watch your child while he or she is under medication and when the therapy has started. Usually for CBT to be successful, it has to be a hands-on treatment where the therapist is in close consultation with the patient. Your child should not be made to feel alone and lonely during the critical stages of the treatment. To be successful, the CBT has to be regular and the therapist knows the regularity and the intensity. Just last year a national review was again conducted for adolescents who are depressed and in the age group of 13 to 17. It gave major focus and attention to the high incidence of suicides in that age group. It was found that the use of CBT was the best cure available and highly effective. Among the youth, the remission rate was far higher at 60% than in any other forms of cure like family therapy or support from other sources. The great benefit of the CBT is to reorient from the negative angle to the positive. symptoms social anxiety can be prevented. Learn more about facts on buddhism.Learn more on Mindfulness meditation for perfect happiness

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Use Cognitive Behavior Therapy to Stop Blushing

Article by Mike Buontempo

You cannot challenge many natural things for example; you cannot challenge your emotions and sentiments. Imagine the situations which bring spontaneous surge of emotions and you start blushing. It is natural to blush rather it could be healthy physiological sign. However, this natural healthy sign becomes a headache for some people. You might have noticed few people around you, who are sick of their sudden blushing problem. Of course, people cannot stand the excessive blushing because it may put them in social troubles. Often, the shy people are unable to control blushing and want to stop blushing.

Now, why would they try to stop blushing? Answer is simple. People do notice your facial expressions. How you react and how you express your sentiments are very crucial. It is trivial that excessive blushing can adversely affect the personality. A blusher does not find relaxed in get-to-gathers or meetings. A blusher may lose all self-assurance and confidence when addressed directly. In short, it is extremely problematic for a blusher to make public dealings. Furthermore, a blusher may find tribulations pertaining to business or work. It can be asserted that he/she cannot speak to public and convey his/her point of view.

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Cognitive behavioral therapy – the cure for insomnia

Article by John Scott

There’s nothing worse than waking up at 3 in the morning, knowing you are not going to get back to sleep. There you are, lying in pitch darkness, frustrated the day has already begun for you. Now, let’s be straightforward about this. Insomnia has been around for centuries. It’s nothing new. What has changed are the pressures of life. In the good old days, most people went to bed when it got dark and woke with the dawn. This was a simple routine and most closely matched the behavior locked into our genes. When we were based in caves, sending out hunters and gatherers, we were daylight creatures. As farmers, nothing changed. It’s all the fault of the people who invented cities. They started staying up during the night to eat, drink and have fun. Once you combine artificial light with entertainment, there’s a whole new world tempting people to explore. This breaks the habits of generations and puts pressure on people to fit in work, play and sleep. For those who are supposed to rise and go to work in the morning, staying up late at night causes problems. As babies, our parents put us to bed in the early evening. The same routine continues for children for as long as possible – until all the temptations and distractions prove too much. That’s when the good sleep habits are lost, and the catnapping fit-in-what-you-can-when-you-can mentality gets started.

It’s true there are some excellent drugs on the market that can knock you out and keep you asleep during the night. But becoming dependent on a pill bottle is not a good long-term solution, particularly when some people suffer adverse side effects from these drugs. The best solution lies in relearning the sleep habits of children. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) teaches strategies to overcome sleep problems. It begins by capturing real information about your current sleep patterns. Never assume everyone can or should sleep eight hours a night. Some people continue to function well even though only sleeping six or seven hours. This involves you removing any unnecessary anxiety you have – the more anxious you become, the harder it is to fall asleep. CBT teaches relaxation techniques to calm your worries, reduce stress and take a more positive view of your lifestyle. There is also a full audit of your home to ensure the sleeping environment encourages sleep. This involves addressing problems of noise, light from outside, temperature control, and so on. The idea is to maximize comfort.

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Cognitive behavioral therapy is the best

Article by John Scott

Putting aside all the pointless arguments about whether people should get so anxious, the practical reality is that they do. If this seriously disrupts their ability to lead normal lives, then something should be done. Common humanity requires that society makes reasonable provision for their treatment. The pharmaceutical industry would have us believe drugs are the best answer to all our problems and, when it comes to dealing with anxiety disorders, our doctors have a mass to choose from. We start of with antidepressants. Yes, the name apparently suggests their function is limited to treating depression, but they can be just as useful in treating anxiety disorders. So now your doctor decides which variety to try out on you. There are the SSRIs and the tricyclics, and do not forget the MAOIs. Then we get into the anti-anxiety drugs, most often derived from the benzodiazepines. If those do not take your fancy, there are always the beta-blockers. The cabinet in your bathroom can be filled to overflowing (subject to deciding whether all these options are covered by your health plan).

But, for all this choice, there is one inconvenient truth. All the independent research evidence (that’s the research not paid for by the pharmaceutical industry) shows psychotherapy to be more effective than medication. The problem with trying to treat an emotional problem with a pill is there cannot be a conversation about why you are feeling the emotion and how you are going to deal with its consequences. Talking through the problems with a mental health specialist has the best success record in restoring quality of life and avoiding a relapse into an anxiety state. For a start, it treats you as a human being. You become the focus of attention. People listen to you and advise you on how to improve the quality of your life. In the current healthcare market, you see your doctor for a few minutes, collect a prescription and pick up the bill on the way out. People respond well when they believe their interests are being taken seriously. Their treatment is progressed rapidly if the advice they receive is seen to be useful. There is no point in advising people out of books. This has to be a hands-on approach to changing each person’s attitudes and habits. The best form of psychotherapy is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). “Cognitive” because you want people to understand their emotional responses to different situations. Only if they understand why they feel anxious can they begin the process of changing their responses. “Behavioral” because the therapist will train people to change the way they behave. This means forcing people to confront the situations in which they feel anxious or fearful, and teaching them how to react more positively.

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Does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Question by : Does cognitive behavioral therapy work?
Today I saw a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at my university for anxiety, she prescribed me medication but also recommended cognitive behavioral therapy. My mom and one of my friends are also encouraging me to try CBT because I don’t really lose anything if it doesn’t work or I don’t like it. Have you ever been in cognitive behavioral therapy? Does it work?

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