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Would you recommend long-term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy self-therapy? Free to leave comments.

  • Yes

    Votes: 2 22.2%
  • No

    Votes: 5 55.6%
  • Short-Term Worked for Me

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Long-Term Worked for Me

    Votes: 2 22.2%

  • Total voters
    9
AlexYaBoy

AlexYaBoy

The Lord of Dribblers
Mar 11, 2024
16
Curious about the efficacy of it. I've heard that long-term was effective in severe cases. Feel free to elaborate in the comments.
 
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Ash

Ash

Specialist
Oct 4, 2021
398
I had CBT over a decade ago. It helped a lot with my PTSD. I had flashbacks every time I closed my eyes to go to sleep and when I did drift off, would wake up, sweating and heart racing a few seconds later. I still suffer the effects of PTSD but only if there's a specific trigger rather than all the time, and I don't really get flashbacks anymore - vivid memories, yes, but I can usually distinguish between time and place. HTH.
 
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zeecen

Member
Mar 30, 2024
35
I started receiving psychoeducation when I was very young so I've gone through trauma therapy, cbt, dbt, and pretty much everything else, usually multiple times.

By far CBT has been the most useful for me in my lifetime of mental health treatment. It taught me how to analyze myself which is rlly helpful when seeking other kinds of therapy and also communicating feelings to others. It's definitely not enough for a lot of people on it's own, but is most definitely effective when fully embraced and being taught by a competent professional. There's also tons of free CBT resources as well.
 
lemonbunny

lemonbunny

daydreaming the pain away ☆.。.:*・°
Sep 9, 2023
132
the problem with me and cbt was that none of the therapist's "arguments" felt new to me. i tend to overthink a lot, so i'd already been through the loop arguing with myself about the rationality behind my depression. nothing she said felt like a new, helpful avenue or train of thought for me in that sense.

HOWEVER i do know of two friends who have gained significant benefit from it. so i would suggest at least giving it a try. maybe i just had a bad therapist idk
 
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Thia

recovering
Nov 24, 2023
32
my therapist flat-out told me after a few sessions that it's useless for me, but that's because I knew how to do it already somehow...

it can't hurt to try, I guess?
 

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