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Re: Disease vs. Disorder - Elizabeth/Cam/anyone?

Posted by spike4848 on December 22, 2001, at 11:55:58

In reply to Re: Disease vs. Disorder - Elizabeth/Cam/anyone?, posted by Alan on December 22, 2001, at 11:09:23

> So then how can some "diseases" be solved through CBT and psychotherapy if the symptoms are irradicated (as claimed) by non med intervention?

I think "symptoms" of some diseases can be controled through CBT and psychotherapy, but I do not think the disease is solved. The biochemical imbalance in the brain still exists.

Mild depression and anxiety disorder are ammenable to therapy, people can retrain their brain to deal with stressful situations and irrational thoughts. But I do not know of any studies demonstrating efficacy of psychotherarpy in severe depression or schizophrenia.

On the other hand, we still do not have any medications that solve these diseases either. All current medications also relieve symptoms only. I think attacking the disease with both psychotherapy and medication provides the best results. That is until we find the cause and cure of depression-anxiety-schizophrenia.

Happy Holidays!


Wouldn't that then argue that the biologic and environmental are in some proportion to each other depending on the nature and the severity of the illness?
> Anyone????? Thanks.
> By the way I agree with your analysis Spike....
> Alan




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