Disadvantages Of Cognitive Therapy

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parents along with myself thought medication wasn’t good for me, but as I educated myself and tried it, it made me change my perspective. So I get when people think why should I try medication it’s not what I’m used to.
The second most effective and common method of Psychological Treatment is Psychotherapy. Specifically, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is when you talk to a therapist or psychiatrist, depending on your disorder and learn specific skills used to overcome problems that are psychically and emotionally affecting you. Cognitive therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, which is beneficial to us because we can learn to change the way we think to feel and act better. CBT was developed by
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It is up to Doctors and patients to work together and decide what best fits the patients persona. Each and every type of therapy is meant for different illnesses, for depression medication and therapy on the side, for bipolar disorder psychotherapy involving some behavioral treatment and so on. If there are problems with the methods provided we must choose whether we would rather live with a little weight gain or live with depression, OCD, bipolar disorder and all those other life-altering …show more content…
In the article “Psychological treatments: A call for mental-health science” the three authors give a brief understanding of psychological treatment such as the traits, types of existing methods, and much more. They give an example of how response rates vary across studies but about “60% of individuals” show “significant improvement” after Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD. Sadly 30% of those who begin therapy do not always complete it and “more than 10%” of those who improved later relapse. Most people who have been in cognitive behavioral therapy have improved, but why is it that 30% don’t complete it, what makes them stop the process? The risk of relapsing in CBT isn’t big, which is why many psychologists prefer it more than medication. About 2 months ago I finished my therapy, which I was in for a year and a half. I was an emotionally disturbed teen with so much hate for the world, but thanks to therapy I was able to open up, and voice my issues. I’m happier now taking the world and problems head on thanks to the skills I learned in my sessions. In his article Matt Jarvis concludes that CBT has been the “dominant approach” to psychology since the 1950’s because it has the best results due to the mixture of working on our “thoughts, memories, perceptions” and “selective attention” and how they affect our feelings and

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