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Moe1

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I’ve decided to try CBT based therapy for the first time. I’ve been seeing a therapist but she doesn’t do CBT but recommended I see a therapist who does. Anybody have experience with CBT therapist? Doesn’t it work?
 

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CBT is one of the most common, if not the most common, form of therapy for health anxiety and other anxiety disorders. There's a reason it's one of the most common: it works. It's full of techniques that make it effective in coping with anxiety and counteracting the negative behaviors and thought patterns.
 

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CBT is one of the most common, if not the most common, form of therapy for health anxiety and other anxiety disorders. There's a reason it's one of the most common: it works. It's full of techniques that make it effective in coping with anxiety and counteracting the negative behaviors and thought patterns.
Can I realistically focus on CBT therapy instead of meds?
 

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Can I realistically focus on CBT therapy instead of meds?
Of course; why couldn't you? Some people do well with meds alone. Some do just fine with therapy. Others benefit most from using both meds and therapy.
 

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What exactly is CBT? Tomorrow is my first appointment with the doctor so I’m nervous as to what to expect in terms of the treatments
 

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It focuses primarily on the cognitive aspect of anxiety: how you think about and respond to things around you, how you process those thoughts, how you react to potential triggers, etc.
 

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Haven’t taken the Paxil since Friday night yet today my lightheaded feeling is worse than yesterday. I’m starting to worry something health wise is seriously wrong :(
 

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I have been in CBT for a month. I also take meds. I think the therapy helps me more than the meds. I am able to think through my anxiety and find out what is upsetting me.
 

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CBT therapy absolutely works!!! It was the only technique that truly gave me the tools to pull myself out of severe anxiety. It does not happen over night but within time you will start thinking differently. It sounds foolish but it works. You must change the way you think. You can do it!!! I’m currently going through an anxiety relapse and I’m going back to the CBT basics. Apparently, my negative thinking has taken over causing anxiety. I wish you great success!!!


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I’ve decided to try CBT based therapy for the first time. I’ve been seeing a therapist but she doesn’t do CBT but recommended I see a therapist who does. Anybody have experience with CBT therapist? Doesn’t it work?
YESSSSSSS!!! It can be better than taking meds. I have been seeing a therapist for a few, well more than a few years. Has helped me so much. The key is finding the right therapist for you. I saw several before I found one that was a good fit for me.
Haven’t taken the Paxil since Friday night yet today my lightheaded feeling is worse than yesterday. I’m starting to worry something health wise is seriously wrong :(
It could be minor side effects from not taking Paxil. How long have you been taking it? Are you trying to wean off?
 
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) works, in part, by changing a client's belief system. Part of a CBT therapist's job is to replace the client's irrational beliefs with more rational beliefs.

I've worked with many CBT therapists over the years. And I found that, combined with psychiatric medications, it was effective for me.
 
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