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Doctor insights on: Pros And Cons Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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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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What is cognitive behavioral therapy?

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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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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When must I seek cognitive behavioral therapy?

Seeking CBT: Seeking any kind of therapy depends on many factors. The most important is how you are coping right now. Cbt is designed to help with irrational thoughts including fears, excessive worry, and even depression. If you feel you are unable to manage issues going on in your life right now, that might be a sign that you need professional advice. ...Read more

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What's the basis of cognitive behavioral therapy?

What's the basis of cognitive behavioral therapy?

Thoughts matter: The fundamental idea behind cbt is that our interpretations of events affect our emotions and behavior. Thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are interconnected. A change in one of these aspects of our experience influences the others. With cbt, dysfunctional beliefs and negative automatic thoughts are replaced by more functional beliefs and thoughts. As a result we feel and behave better. ...Read more

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What is emphasis of cognitive-behavioral therapy?

What is emphasis of cognitive-behavioral therapy?

Revise Your Thinking: The relationship between one's thoughts (cognitions), behaviors, and emotions are emphasized in cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt). Often, when a person feels emotionally distressed there is an identifiable "error" in one's thoughts. These errors include, for example, black-and-white thinking, overgeneralizing, jumping to conclusions, and catastrophizing. Correcting these problems helps a lot. ...Read more

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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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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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Cognitive behavioral therapy not working, what to do?

Cognitive behavioral therapy not working, what to do?

CBT: Depending on the diagnosis for which cognitive behavioral therapy is being employed, simultaneous treatment with medication may be beneficial. It may be helpful to discuss with your treating provider or discuss with your primary physician. ...Read more

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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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What would a session of cognitive behavioral therapy be like?

What would a session of cognitive behavioral therapy be like?

Getting homework: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) involves the use of different techniques to identify and change personal habits and/or thoughts that contribute to a psychiatric illness. For instance, if you suffer from a phobia you need to identify the thoughts that trigger the anxiety and the situation that leads to the fear. The therapist then gives you homework to change those thoughts/ confront the fear. ...Read more

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Cognitive behavioral therapy not working, what do you advise?

Cognitive behavioral therapy not working, what do you advise?

CBT: Speaking as a psychoanalyst, CBT treatment effects are not as long lasting as psychodynamic/psychoanalytic treatment. When a patient wonders where the distortions in their thought processes began, that is when CBT ends and psychodynamic therapy or psychoanalysis begins, and gets to the root of the problem instead of focusing on the symptom. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens in cognitive behavioral therapy?

Good question: We recently had an article submitted and published on this. See: http://cpancf. Com/articles_files/cognitivebehavioralpsychodynamictherapy. Asp. ...Read more

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What type of Dr. Would I choose for cognitive behavioral therapy?

CBT: Mental Health Professionals such as Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is involved in cognitive behavioral therapy?

CBT: Cognitive behavior therapy or cbt helps people to understand how their thoughts effect their emotions ; their behavior. It helps to correct cognitive distortions. Cbt has been used to treat personality disorders, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and substance abuse problems. ...Read more

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How much can the average cognitive behavioral therapy session cost?

Variable: If you are " paying " out of pocket and call around you can negotiate. Also consider telepsychiatry option as it can reduce cost of travel and time for you and the provider and may be less overall cost. It also would allow to look beyond cleveland area. ...Read more

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How much can the average cognitive behavioral therapy session cost?

How much can the average cognitive behavioral therapy session cost?

Cost of any therapy: Depends on the professional training of the provider (doctoral level vs masters level), the market in the particular geographical area, the payment method (cash vs insurance contract), the setting (private practice or agency vs public agency), and the willingness of the provider to negotiate the fee. Cbt would usually be no different than any other psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy?

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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What is the definition or description of: cognitive-behavioral therapy?

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What is the definition or description of: cognitive-behavioral therapy?

CBT: A psychotherapeutic approach that addresses dysfunctional emotions, maladaptive behaviors & cognitive processes, through goal-oriented systematic procedures. It is effective for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders & substance abuse. Phases of cbt are: assess., reconceptualization, skills acquisition& consolidation, maintenance, & followup. ...Read more

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Deardoctor, I would like to know something about cognitive behavioral therapy.

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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What is cognitive behavioral therapy, how do I find it, and what should I expect during treatment?

Coping skills: Cognitive therapy seeks to help the patient overcome difficulties by identifying and changing dysfunctional thinking, behavior, and emotional responses. This involves helping patients develop skills for modifying beliefs, identifying distorted thinking, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. It helps to change perception - you can contact your local social srvs dept or dys. ...Read more

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Do all phycologists do cognitive behavioral therapy? Or is this something I have to ask for? What is it?

Do all phycologists do cognitive behavioral therapy? Or is this something I have to ask for? What is it?

Great Intro 2 CBT: Many mental health clinicians use cbt: http://bit. Ly/12bttjm. Not all have had extensive training in it/use it w/ equal skill or ease. It's impt 2know that cbt is one form of therapy. It's been studied a lot b/c it's fairly easy 2study: it can be done systematically & over relatively few sessions (depending on issue). It's definitely effective 4 anxiety - though I see it as one level of treatment. ...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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How can cognitive behavioral therapy help with my sleep?

How can cognitive behavioral therapy help with my sleep?

Change Sleep habits: Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) for insomnia is a very effective, non pill way to deal with insomnia. Usually a cbt course involves looking at sleep patterns and helps creating healthy sleep habits, schedules etc; it takes a few weeks, sometimes you need to pay out of pocket for it but results can last for a very long time. ...Read more

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Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms?

Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms?

Definitely: There have been a number of studies supporting the use of cognitive behavioral therapy in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain states. They should be used more often. ...Read more

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I want to stop taking my psychological medicationby using Cognitive behavioral therapy?

With guidance: Cognitive behavioral therapy has helped many people, and I hope it can help you too. However, one should never change or discontinue their medication regimen without the supervision and guidance of the prescribing physician. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What should I ask my physiologist to now if she use cognitive behavioral therapy or no THANKS :)?

What should I ask my physiologist to now if she use cognitive behavioral therapy or no THANKS :)?

Physiologist: I am not sure that most physiologists would be providing any form of psychotherapy. Are you asking about a psychologist? If so, there are many types of therapy which can be beneficial. ...Read more

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What are the main diffs between cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotherapy? How to know which is best for me?

What are the main diffs between cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotherapy? How to know which is best for me?

Therapy: Psychotherapy evaluates, listens, engages in conversation, suggests, consoles, and brings about understanding. CBT picks up on negative thinking and its triggers and teaches how to shift away from neg to pos thinking. There are techniques taught - to be positive, think positive. ...Read more

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I plan on combining hypnotherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy. Are the results of these therapies temporary or permanent?

I plan on combining hypnotherapy with cognitive behavioral therapy. Are the results of these therapies temporary or permanent?

Depends On You: For a moment think of an important muscle in your body. To strengthen and enlarge the muscle we must exercise it. Once we reach our desired strength and size, we must maintain it with continued exercise. The brain is no different. After courses of psychotherapy and hypnosis, you must continue to practice the skills you learned and use the insights gained. Then your efforts can last forever. ...Read more

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How do I do cognitive behavioral therapy to stop picking my fingers?

How do I do cognitive behavioral therapy to stop picking my fingers?

Picking at fingers: This behavior MAY be a form of OCD. It needs to be treated by a mental health pro who specializes in OCD such as a clinical psychologist. Some self-help can be found in a book called "Feeling Good" by David Burns. Peace and good health. ...Read more