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How does cognitive behavioral therapy help addicts?

How does cognitive behavioral therapy help addicts?

CBT: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy help addiction?

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy help addiction?

Self soothing: Mindfulness allows you to correct inaccurate beliefs and feelings triggered by events before you self medicate the negative feelings that arise. Mindfulness and meditation are effective methods to self soothe and thereby avoid relapse. ...Read more

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Can cognitive behavioral therapy help someone quit smoking?

Can cognitive behavioral therapy help someone quit smoking?

CBT: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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Is dialectical behavior therapy helpful?

Is dialectical behavior therapy helpful?

Yes: Dialectical behavior therapy (dbt), is a type of psychotherapy aimed primarily at borderline personality disorder (bpd). Dbt is a cognitive behavioral therapy, meaning it is a therapy that focuses on the role of cognition (e.g., thoughts and beliefs) and behaviors (e.g., actions) in affecting mood and general functioning. It has been effective in treating bpd and other problems. ...Read more

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How effective's motivational enhancement therapy treating addiction?

How effective's motivational enhancement therapy treating addiction?

Very: Without "met", many patients will remain in denial, sabotage their treatment, offer resistance or quit treatment. Keeping the patient in treatment is key in the early phase of treatment. ...Read more

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Could cognitive behavioural therapy work?

Could cognitive behavioural therapy work?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy is effective for the treatment of a number of mental health issues. ...Read more

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Could "cognitive behavioural therapy" work?

Could "cognitive behavioural therapy" work?

There is a lot of: research available on cognitive behavioral therapy and its effectiveness. The symptoms you have can help determine the appropriate type of therapy for you. Peace and good health. CBT focuses on changing our habitual thought patterns which result in changes in mood and attitude. ...Read more

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What's multidimensional family therapy for addiction?

What's multidimensional family therapy for addiction?

Multidimensional : Multidimensional family therapy (mdft) is a comprehensive, family-based outpatient or partial hospitalization (day treatment) program for substance-abusing adolescents. Both the teen and family develop more effective coping and problem-solving skills for better decision-making. It helps the family improve its functioning -- a protective factor against substance abuse & related problems. ...Read more

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How does motivational enhancement therapy help addiction?

How does motivational enhancement therapy help  addiction?

Overcome ambivalence: Motivational enhancement therapy is a treatment approach designed to overcome ambivalence about recovering from addiction. ...Read more

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Strategies/tips to stop gambling addiction?

Strategies/tips to stop gambling addiction?

Don't gamble at all.: Don't go to places where people gamble. Think seriously about the damage that gambling has done in your life. Encourage gambler's anonymous. It is a beneficial, confidential and free 12 step program that can be the base for recovery. Take care. ...Read more

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Help please! is cognitive behavioral therapy useful?

Help please! is cognitive behavioral therapy useful?

CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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Does cognitive or behavior therapy work for anxiety?

Does cognitive or behavior therapy work for anxiety?

Yes: Cbt works well on average, but perhaps not for absolutely everyone. Other modalities can work too, but they are less structured and thus harder to study. Anxiety and depression are two areas for which there is very clear evidence that therapy works a good deal. Fortunately for talk / behavior therapy, a great many difficulties have at least 'some' anxiety or demoralization / depression component. ...Read more

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Can substance abuse treatment programs really work?

Can substance abuse treatment programs really work?

Yes: In my experirnce the right program which encompass not only the addiction problem but also the aftercare have tremendous results. One such program is the clarity program out of farmingtom, mi. Great, dedicated people with a caring, confidential, and patented approach to get your life back! ...Read more

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How effective is rational emotive behavior therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is rational emotive behavior therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Rational emotive: therapy is an early form of Cognitive Therapy or CT. Research shows Exposure+Response Prevention and CT work best. E+RP is a structured program of confronting the feared situation or thought without using the compulsive behavior to escape from it. CT challenges faulty thinking associated with OCD. Effective treatment with either approach takes a very skilled therapist. ...Read more

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What is cognitive behavioral therapy?

CBT is based on : The idea that thoughts (& beliefs & attitudes) and behaviors affect feelings (emotions). For example, depression involves automatic, dysfunctional, negative thoughts; and withdrawal, isolation & inactivity (behaviors). It's easier to change thoughts & behaviors than change emotions directly. A therapist teaches, coaches & supports effective changes. ...Read more

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Does occupational therapy help rehabilitate a stroke victim?

Does occupational therapy help rehabilitate a stroke victim?

OT can be helpful: After a stroke the function of the arm or hand may be affected. If this is the case the ability to do basic activities of daily living can be impaired. In this situation occupational therapy is part of standard rehabilitation along with other therapy disciplines like phyical therapy and if needed speech therapy. ...Read more

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Has anyone done dialectical behavior therapy?

Clarify ? Please: Dbt has helped many people who are battling with serious mental health conditions. Please tell us a bit more about what kind of information you are looking for so we can be of assistance. ...Read more

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Can mindfulness-based cognitive therapy treat depression?

Can mindfulness-based cognitive therapy treat depression?

Yes...: Mindfulness based ct is an approved approach to treating depression; if depression is resistant or severe, medication may be a helpful complement to the psychotherapy... ...Read more

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Are there psychiatrists who provide more behavioral modification therapy than medication therapy?

Are there psychiatrists who provide more behavioral modification therapy than medication therapy?

Yes: Psychiatrists can provide the full range of therapies in addition to medication management. There are some out there that still do psychoanalysis, as well as many of the newer therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy and others. It may take internet searches or referrals to find them, however. ...Read more

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