Saturday, November 6, 2010

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

 

Even if you take a pill for every ill, medications can't do everything.
 So the next step is COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY. Few facts below.

IS IT USEFUL?
CBT is one of the established methods of treatment of mental health problems.
It is one of the most effective treatments for conditions where anxiety or depression is the main problem
It is the most effective psychological treatment for moderate and severe depression
It is as effective as antidepressants for many types of depression


WHERE DOES IT HELP?
It can help people suffering from Anxiety, depression, panic, phobias (including agoraphobia and social phobia), poor stress coping, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder.
Those with anger outbursts, or with a low opinion of self or chronic physical health problems, like pain or fatigue, can also benefit a lot.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

It is a way of talking about:
      How you think about yourself, the world and other people?
      How what you do affects your thoughts and feelings?
CBT can help you to change how you think ("Cognitive") and what you do ("Behaviour)".
These changes can help you to feel better.
There is focus on the "here and now" problems and difficulties instead of focussing on the causes of distress in the past.

Problems can be overwhelming... but by breaking them down into smaller parts... makes it easier to see how they are connected and how they affect you.

In a test situation (e.g.a problem, event or difficult situation), there can follow: Thoughts + Emotions + Physical feelings + Action.

Each of these areas can affect the others.

The key point is How you think about a problem... it can affect how you feel physically and emotionally. It can also alter what you do about it.

AN EXAMPLE
Situation: After a bad day in office, feeling tired, you drag yourself for shopping and while coming back, your neighbour walks by you, apparently, ignores you.
REACTION 1: Unhelpful
  • Thoughts: He/she ignored me – it means they don't like me  
  • Emotional Feelings: Low, sad and rejected
  • Physical: Stomach cramps, low energy, feel sick  
  • Action: $##@*@#$, Go home and avoid them
REACTION 2: Helpful
  • Thoughts He/she looks a bit wrapped up in themselves - I wonder if there's something wrong?
  • Emotional Feelings: Concerned for the other person
  • Physical: None - feel comfortable
  • Action: Get in touch to make sure they're OK
There are helpful and unhelpful ways of reacting to most situations, depending on how you think about them.
When we are distressed, we are more likely to jump to conclusions and to interpret things in extreme and unhelpful ways.
CBT can help you to break this vicious circle of altered thinking, feelings and behaviour.

When you see the parts of the sequence clearly, you can change them - and so change the way you feel.

CBT aims to get you to a point where you can "do it yourself", and work out your own ways of tackling these problems.

DIFFICULTIES WITH CBT
CBT is not a quick fix. It takes time and effort both from the patient and the therapist.
The therapist advises and encourages - but cannot 'do' it for the patient. If someone is feeling low, it can be difficult to concentrate and get motivated.
To overcome anxiety, it has to be confronted. This may lead you to feel more anxious for a short time.

Smile, it's free therapy
  

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  3. Dear Sir,

    I am writing concerning my brother.
    He is fainting frequently for 20 to 60 minutes since one month and from past few days, before fainting i.e. while he is unconscious he tries to hurt himself and keeps repeating that he will kill himself and he is too tired of everything and don't want to go anywhere. We have been consulting various doctors and all the test results are normal. The doctors said it mainly due to stress. But they are unable to guide us what can be done to distress him. And his condition is getting worse with the passage of time.
    This is very urgent thank you for getting back to me.

    Thank you for your help in advance.

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    1. DO YOU WANT YOUR EX LOVER BACK OR ARE YOU HAVING ANY RELATIONSHIP PROBLEM? CONTACT DR LEWIS FOR A PERFECT SOLUTION!

      I'm Helen Greeve, from NY, USA. I got separated from my husband 2 years ago. There was no communication between us. I was advised by families and friends to let go, forget the marriage and move on with my life. I didn’t want to marry someone else because deep down, I still love my husband. I was in so much pain and confused, until I read a testimony online on how Dr LEWIS reunion a broken marriage with the help of his spiritual spell power. I kept reading so many testimonies on how he helped to stopped divorce and brought back peoples ex-lover's back to them, and my faith was renewed. I have to contact DR LEWIS(lewis7temple@gmail.com) immediately, few minutes later, he replied and instructed me on what to do, after meeting up with the necessary requirement, he sent me a parcel and instructed on how to use it, which I did. Few days later, communication was restored between me and my husband. I saw him after two weeks and we were able to settle our differences, he actually knelt down and was begging me to forgive him. His right here beside me as I type this testimony. I was visiting so many website seeking for help, it looked hopeless, until I came in contact with DR LEWIS, who helped me to restore my joy, in fact, I'm the luckiest and happiest woman ever to have her husband back in her life. If you're having similar problem in your marriage, you want your husband or wife to love you again, you have someone you love and you want him or her to love you in return, you are having any challenge in your marriage. DR LEWIS SPELL TEMPLE is the solution to your problem, contact him today via email:lewis7temple@gmail.com or WhatsApp him +2347067468416

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      2. TO STOP A DIVORCE.
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      4. TO GET PREGNANT.
      5. TO GET A GOOD HUSBAND OR WIFE.
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  4. Dear Amit,
    You seem to be describing what we call as dissociative disorder. If some one is under stress, he can be helped by finding out the underlying reasons for the problem, trying to solve those conflicts; also by incresing the stress coping; and responding to stress in a more healthy way. Such problems are usually managed by combination of medication and psychotherapy, with rewarding results.
    All the best
    Dr Aleem
    (PS: you can also mail me at healthyminds@live.in)

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  6. hii. Doc well as u said i read ur blog post of cognative therapy...i found it quite interesting.but i wanna see how it works for me.looking forward to my 1st session.ur new patient ...fariya

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  7. You are welcome Fariya, we are what we think we are.

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  8. DO YOU WANT YOUR EX LOVER BACK OR ARE YOU HAVING ANY RELATIONSHIP PROBLEM? CONTACT DR LEWIS FOR A PERFECT SOLUTION!

    I'm Helen Greeve, from NY, USA. I got separated from my husband 2 years ago. There was no communication between us. I was advised by families and friends to let go, forget the marriage and move on with my life. I didn’t want to marry someone else because deep down, I still love my husband. I was in so much pain and confused, until I read a testimony online on how Dr LEWIS reunion a broken marriage with the help of his spiritual spell power. I kept reading so many testimonies on how he helped to stopped divorce and brought back peoples ex-lover's back to them, and my faith was renewed. I have to contact DR LEWIS(lewis7temple@gmail.com) immediately, few minutes later, he replied and instructed me on what to do, after meeting up with the necessary requirement, he sent me a parcel and instructed on how to use it, which I did. Few days later, communication was restored between me and my husband. I saw him after two weeks and we were able to settle our differences, he actually knelt down and was begging me to forgive him. His right here beside me as I type this testimony. I was visiting so many website seeking for help, it looked hopeless, until I came in contact with DR LEWIS, who helped me to restore my joy, in fact, I'm the luckiest and happiest woman ever to have her husband back in her life. If you're having similar problem in your marriage, you want your husband or wife to love you again, you have someone you love and you want him or her to love you in return, you are having any challenge in your marriage. DR LEWIS SPELL TEMPLE is the solution to your problem, contact him today via email:lewis7temple@gmail.com or WhatsApp him +2347067468416

    He can help you solve the following problems
    1. GET YOUR EX LOVER BACK.
    2. TO STOP A DIVORCE.
    3. TO GET A JOB.
    4. TO GET PREGNANT.
    5. TO GET A GOOD HUSBAND OR WIFE.
    6. TO ENLARGE YOUR PENIS OR BOOBS
    7. AND MANY MORE

    Contact him today via email:lewis7temple@gmail.com or WhatsApp him +2347067468416

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