Posted by Dr. Bob on January 27, 2002, at 2:55:30
In reply to Re: Redirect: in defense of CBT » Dr. Bob, posted by sid on January 26, 2002, at 11:50:23
> Many of us think that CBT and meds and acupuncture and yoga, and... whatever works! can be used in conjunction against depression. If you put this thread in SPB, some people, for whom this might be beneficial, won't read what we have to say. I find that a lot of undfounded beliefs are transmitted on PB, and it is time for that to change.
> Are you open minded? Do you want us, and your patients to get better? Then the conversation should include it all.
I understand what you're saying, but I think of the discussions on the different boards as parts of one big conversation.
It's fine to remind people about CBT by mentioning it here, but I'd like any ongoing discussion of it to take place at Psycho-Social-Babble (where it can be linked to from here, of course). I think it's important for the discussion here to stay focused on medication, but that does *not* mean that's all people should think about.
Like in the grocery store they separate the ice cream and the vegetables. That doesn't mean you should eat only one, it just makes *both* easier to find.
True, people might not go to the vegetable aisle. But they won't necessarily buy vegetables just because you have them next to the ice cream, either. You can lead a horse to vegetables, but...
I hope that makes some sense. Further discussion of what should be posted where should take place at Psycho-Babble Administration. Thanks,