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Re: therapy debate gets 'raucous' - Auntie Mel

Posted by mair on August 11, 2004, at 12:46:35

In reply to Re: therapy debate gets 'raucous' - Auntie Mel Shadowplayers721, posted by Dinah on August 11, 2004, at 11:55:11

This is a touchy issue. When I first started seeing my current T, she used CBT methods pretty exclusively, but while they helped some with anxiety, they did nothing for my depression or suicidal ideation. And while I've had improvement on drugs, like many people on this Board, medications are only partially successful.

The idea of tracking progress on a session by session basis seems absurd. I have some pretty awful down periods, but my real progress is best charted over a fairly long continuum. There is no question that I'm far more stable now.

I sincerely wish I was a person who could improve with 10 sessions of CBT. Long term therapy is costly, (even with insurance), and painful, and it's tough to have to worry about whether that level of care is going to be available to me before I'm ready to taper down.

I think what works for one doesn't work for another, and it would truly be unfortunate if the industry doesn't allow care to be dispensed accordingly.

Mair


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