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Posted by Phoenix1 on January 4, 2008, at 16:47:51

Hi All,

So I'm starting CBT next week because my pdoc has asked me very nicely to give it a try. I have serious misgivings about CBT. My university background is psychology, and from what I remember, CBT reminds me a little of dog training. There doesn't seem to be much empathy. And any causal factors are ignored and not really factored in. Am I making any wrong assumptions?

On the other hand CBT is the most researched form of therapy, and combined with meds, is the gold standard treatment for depression.

Can anyone help me? Should I not do the CBT and look for something else? What else is there these days? I know I don't want 10 years of psychoanalysis either, but I think there are issues from my past that have led to my current situation. Arghh.. Confused...





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