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I was just wondering, has anyone of you tried Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) against anxiety/DR/DP?

I've just finished a self-help course on CBT and anxiety disorders.

Since anxiety and DR/DP seems related somehow, I was curious to see what would happen to my DR symptoms. Well, it seems that there is some kind of connection, because my DR symptoms have become less troublesome during the past weeks. Of course it could be a coincidence, but still, I hope that I'm finally on the right path!

I would be happy to read other peoples experiences!
 

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With 7 years of CBT I can say that it has been very helpful.

I was DP/DR symtom free by the time I made it to CBT. Therapy allowed me to begin addressing the really core issues that were underlying my anxiety and depression and earlier, my DP/DR.

I now go only occasionally to check in with my therapist since I live in a different state.

I very highly recommend it. Drugs alone are not enough for deep anxiety/DP/DR/major depression in my opinion.
 

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CBT and REBT are my personal favorites against many disorders. I have gone through counselors in the past, and the ones that made real progress with me used CBT and REBT.

...I guess I really don't know what else to say other than it has worked for me and I haven't personally witnessed it doing anything else but great amounts of good.
 
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Ben said:
CBT and REBT are my personal favorites against many disorders. I have gone through counselors in the past, and the ones that made real progress with me used CBT and REBT.

...I guess I really don't know what else to say other than it has worked for me and I haven't personally witnessed it doing anything else but great amounts of good.
That's good to hear! I'm also having high hopes as to the effectiveness of CBT. Sadly, it isn't offered as part of my treatment anymore, and I can't afford to pay for it myself :-(
 

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I went to cbt and found it very disappointing. My therapist(supposed to be the best) explained very COMMON SENSE stress reduction techniques which I was very well aware of before I went. I still have his little card of "ten commandments" hanging on my fridge. It was an expensive waste of my time.
 

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Hi,

I went for cbt for 5 months. Although my dp/dr has remained the same, it did help me to organise my life again. I had been off work for almost a year and was avoiding everyone and everything. I think it was actually getting out there and continuing with my life that has made dp/dr easier for me to live with. Being at home is no good. You have to keep going and trying to focus on other things. I've just started hypno-therapy for my dp so i'm hoping this will be the thing to help me. I HOPE SO!!!

Love to all...
 
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