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Doctor insights on: Bipolar Disorder And Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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How can cognitive behavioral therapy cure affection bipolar disorder?

How can cognitive behavioral therapy cure affection bipolar disorder?

It can't : CBT is the treatment of choice for several conditions ( like complex PTSD ) and a terrific adjunctive therapy for those with many types of bipolar disease. The key to treatment of bipolar disorders is mood stabilization which often requires medications . The exception that comes to mind is seasonal affective disorder which responds to light therapy ( along with CBT ) ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Manic Depressive Disorder (Definition)

Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more


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Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

Does psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy work for children with social anxiety disorder?

It can...: Depending on the child that you are treating. No child is the same and should not be treated that way. With social anxiety disorder, it may be useful to take an eclectic approach using play therapy, social skills training, and relaxation training in working with this diagnosis that requires skill building. ...Read more

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How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy in dealing with depression and emotional distress?

How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy in dealing with depression and emotional distress?

Very effective: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can be very helpful for depression & emotional distress. With it, you explore your thinking patterns and see how these can lead to depressed feelings. With your therapist's help, you learn ways of moving beyond these, or correcting assumptions that lead to suffering. In terms of effectiveness, cbt can outlast antidepressants, and also improve outcomes. ...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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Is cognitive behavioral therapy effective at treating sleep disorders?

Is cognitive behavioral therapy effective at treating sleep disorders?

Absolutely: Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (cbt-i) is a wonderful method for treating insomnia without (or with) medications. Techniques used include: stimulus control, sleep hygiene, sleep restriction, relaxation training and cognitive therapy. ...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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What does it mean to get cognitive behavioral therapy?

What does it mean to get cognitive behavioral therapy?

Psychotherapy : Cognitive behavioral therapy, or cbt, is a form of therapy in which the individual examines and changes thoughts and behaviors that contributes to his/her problem. For example, if you have depression you usually have negative thoughts about yourself and do behaviors that contribute to your depression. A cbt therapist will give you tips and homework to work on changing those thoughts and behaviors. ...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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How effective is electroconvulsive shock therapy for bipolar and psychotic disorder?

How effective is electroconvulsive shock therapy for bipolar and psychotic disorder?

ECT: ECT is typically used for cases of severe depression, and not bipolar/psychotic disorders. ECT was once used much more widely than it is now. ...Read more

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How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy for treating Asperger syndrome?

How effective is cognitive behavioral therapy for treating Asperger syndrome?

Can be effective: The combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and social pragmatics training can together be effective in providing strategies that can improve the life of those with Asperger's disorder. Social pragmatics groups offer the opportunity to practice what is being taught. ...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 neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Can neurofeedback (biofeedback) help with social anxiety disorder?

Some: Biofeedback will help you to manage and control anxiety symptoms, but to help social anxiety you will need to also get graduated exposure (doing things that seems scary, but starting with easy things and working up the list until you master them). ...Read more

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Are ocd, anxiety, bipolar, depression, and asperger's all mental illnesses?

Yes: All of the phenomena you list can be found in the DSM 5, published by the American Psychiatric Association as recognized diagnoses. ...Read more

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What can cognitive behavioral therapy involve?

Depends on issues: As might be in any psychotherapy, a lot depends on your concerns along with what you are like. One thing you can expect is a period of time describing yourself, a bit of your history and your present circumstances. Then, there'll be a strategy time with some tasks for you to try and report the effects. Then, tweaking to improve. Cycles of trial and error to find understanding and solutions. Best! ...Read more

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Cognitive behavioral therapy for ptsd. Thoughts or opinions? Is it worthwhile?

Cognitive behavioral therapy for ptsd. Thoughts or opinions? Is it worthwhile?

Find Person U Like!: Current compilations ("meta-analyses") of research comparing the effectiveness of various therapies psychologist don meichenbaum & others call "acronym therapies" -cbt, cpt, emdr, etc- show that one is no more effective than another. But they also show that the single, most powerful predictor of treatment outcome =strength of the relationship between patient & therapist ("therapeutic alliance"). ...Read more

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Recommendations for help with borderline personality and panic anxiety disorder?

Recommendations for help with borderline personality and panic anxiety disorder?

Different types.: For borderline personality disorders, a specific therapy called dialectic behavioral therapy is very effective. For panic and anxiety disorders, cognitive and behavioral therapy are effective. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic depressive illness, this brain disorder causes dramatic shifts in mood, ...Read more