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How long does cognitive behavioral therapy take to help depression and anxiety?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Fairly fast: Cbt typically is designed to be self-limiting, usually 12-16 sessions. Patients often start feeling better within a few weeks, but the full course of treatment is highly recommended to help cement the techniques learned and provide continued support as the depression lifts.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
PSYCHOTHERAPY: You are unique and if you decide your cbt isn't helping please consult with a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy.

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