4 patient evaluations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) taken for the purpose of 'bipolar disorder'

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Jun 24, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 min Monthly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 18, 2012 (Started Aug 17, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anger)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I have found cognitive behavioral therapy to be a waste of time for me personally. That said I do think there are a LOT of people that would benefit from this type of therapy. I wasn't in it very long at all, maybe 2 months, and that just is not enough time to get any real gain from it, in my opinion. It was very hard for me to apply it to every day life, but I did learn a few coping techniques to apply, and I do that routinely, but I still falter somewhat. Overall, I think this is a good therapy, I think I just need to find a therapist that I feel more comfortable with, and where the therapy is not solely cognitive behavioral therapy. I hope this helps someone!
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 23, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Very helpful for anxiety and panic attacks. As effective as many medications
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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