Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 613173

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Started CBT today

Posted by tizza on February 25, 2006, at 14:14:45

After being free from AD's for 5 months, against my pdoc's advice I was feeling a glitch in the matrix so my pdoc put me onto a psychologist for CBT treatment. Depression has been gone for this period but GAD, social phobia and insomnia are still persisting. She was very good but pretty intense, hopefully I can be benzo free soon which means no more meds at all. I have done it before but not for a very long time. I'm feeling a bit nervous. It was quite confronting compared to a regular pdoc visit, maybe I was just out of my comfort zone.

 

Re: Started CBT today

Posted by SLS on February 25, 2006, at 14:14:46

In reply to Started CBT today, posted by tizza on February 23, 2006, at 5:18:22

CBT can be a great treatment approach towards mitigating the psychosocial stresses that might have contributed to the precipitation of your affective and anxiety disorders in the first place.

CBT ADs are better than either one alone. I think you might be better off using the combination until you have dealt with enough psychosocial issues through CBT such that there is no longer so much "depressive pressure" being placed on the biological system. Besides, you will be much more able to process the psychotherapy if the depression and anxiety are absent or greatly mitigated.

Relapses after drug discontinuation sometimes don't occur until 4 months have elapsed. Usually, if the system remains stable and in remission for longer than 4 months, there is a great likelihood that no further medication will be necessary for that episode.

Just my initial reaction...


- Scott

 

Re: Started CBT today

Posted by SLS on February 25, 2006, at 14:14:46

In reply to Re: Started CBT today, posted by SLS on February 23, 2006, at 8:02:38

Oh, I forgot...

GOOD LUCK!


- Scott

 

Re: Started CBT today

Posted by tizza on February 25, 2006, at 14:14:46

In reply to Re: Started CBT today, posted by SLS on February 23, 2006, at 8:03:42

thanks scott, I never realised just how long I'd being like this, it just became part of my life in my teens and never went away so I suppose it would be about 20 years of mixed episodes of depression and anxiety which I have only sought treated for over the last 12 years but was still in denial about it. I only got serious about treatment 2 years ago. Paul.

 

Re: Started CBT today SLS

Posted by Phillipa on February 25, 2006, at 14:14:46

In reply to Re: Started CBT today, posted by SLS on February 23, 2006, at 8:03:42

Scott four months before depression comes back? That fits with the time frame of when I stopped paxil and when the anxiety returned full force and my TSH was up. I thought it was this. Thanks Phillipa

 

Re: Started CBT today

Posted by pretty_paints on February 25, 2006, at 14:14:46

In reply to Re: Started CBT today SLS, posted by Phillipa on February 23, 2006, at 18:58:50

Hiya

I'm supposed to be starting CBT for Schizophrenia treatment. I'm quite looking forward to it. don't know how much it'll help though.

good luck

katie x

 

Re: Started CBT today tizza

Posted by Phillipa on February 25, 2006, at 19:05:21

In reply to Started CBT today, posted by tizza on February 23, 2006, at 5:18:22

Hi Katie you sound like you're doing really well. Fondly, Phillipa


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