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Re: Why did you start therapy? JenStar

Posted by Miss Honeychurch on May 26, 2005, at 8:22:47

In reply to Re: Why did you start therapy? Miss Honeychurch, posted by JenStar on May 25, 2005, at 18:58:14


Sometimes I go weeks and weeks without thinking I have a disease. And, when those thoughts crop up, I use my newly found rational thinking skills to assure myself that I am not sick.

I have conquered this hypochondria through therapy alone. I'm sure medication is also helpful in dealing with these anxieties, but once the medication is stopped, I believe the same old anxiety creeps back in. CBT has helped me greatly in dealing with my anxiety and depression, and there are no side effects!

I encourage you to give it another try. It has however taken me 2 years to get to this state of mind, whereas I'm sure my recovery would have been much faster had I taken medication. But I have something now which will last me a lifetime, and that is truly invaluable.




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