What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Generic Name: Individual Therapy

See also: Cognitive therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an umbrella-term for psychotherapeutic systems that deal with cognitions, interpretations, beliefs and responses, with the aim of influencing problematic emotions and behaviors. It is usually done in a group environment but can also done as self-guided practice.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major Depressive Disorder 120 31
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 98 30
Support mental / emotional health 60 28
Social Anxiety Disorder 46 19
Depressed mood 44 20
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) 42 13

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT"

Severe
3
Moderate
7
Mild
22
None
126

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT)
Dosage Patients
1 hr weekly 5
45 min monthly 5
60 min monthly 22
90 min monthly 9
100 min monthly 11
120 min monthly 28
45 min weekly 16
50 min weekly 28
60 min weekly 65
120 min weekly 6
Why Patients Stopped Cognitive behavioral therapy cbt (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 63
Other 49
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 38
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 37
Expense 32
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 21
Doctor's advice 19
Change in health plan coverage 14
I didn't have enough time 13
Found another therapist or program I preferred 13
No convenient appointments available 6
Not indicated 2
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 1
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 193 patients who’ve stopped going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 11
1-2 years 5
2 years or more 44
Stopped Going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT
Duration Patients
0-1 month 11
1-3 months 42
3-6 months 36
6 months-1 year 45
1-2 years 29
2 years or more 30
Adherence
Always
78 49%
Usually
61 39%
Sometimes
18 11%
Never
1 1%
Burden
Very
19 12%
Somewhat
49 31%
A little
52 33%
Not at all
38 24%
Cost
$200+
22 19%
$100-199
17 15%
$50-99
18 16%
$25-49
7 6%
< $25
49 43%
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28 patient evaluations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT

biker72
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biker72
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:M42y
CFS:5y Dx
FM:5y Dx
I am: g
I have:
ME/CFS

See biker72's full Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT history

Jun 24, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 100 min Monthly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
Helix
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Helix
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
32 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

See Helix's full Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT history

Aug 18, 2012 (Started Aug 17, 1987)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Be honest. Be open. Everyone has issues and if you can talk about them honestly you will be taking care of yourself and it will help. Forgive yourself for your faults and know that you can reverse bad habits, moods, attitudes, thoughts and patterns.

  • 0 helpful marks
InIt4theParking
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InIt4theParking
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 33y
  • Duration: 5 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
4 seizures
32 weeks ago
I am: b
I have:
Epilepsy

See InIt4theParking's full Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT history

Jul 13, 2012 (Started Oct 26, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 45 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Do it.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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