What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Category: Psychotherapy

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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 can either be done as individual therapy or in a group environment.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Post-traumatic stress disorder 5836 200
Bipolar disorder 1686 59
Traumatic brain injury 1110 38
Bipolar II disorder 508 40
Bipolar I disorder 386 23
Mild depression 288 17

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  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 19
Moderate 49
Mild 68
None 377

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Side effect Patients Percentage
Anxious mood 9
Depressed mood 7
Flashbacks 7
Frustration 5
Anger 4
Increased anxiety 4

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Dosage Patients Percentage
weekly 8
monthly 7
60 min weekly 3
45 min weekly 2
45 min monthly 1
50 min monthly 1
60 min monthly 1
90 min monthly 1
100 min monthly 1
50 min weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Felt finished with this treatment 103
Other 95
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 71
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 67
Expense 57
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 45
Doctor's advice 34
Found another therapist or program I preferred 34
Change in health plan coverage 23
I didn't have enough time 21
No convenient appointments available 12
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 9

Stopped going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 18
1 - 6 months 120
6 months - 1 year 70
1 - 2 years 55
2 - 5 years 47
5 - 10 years 17
10 years or more 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 258
Usually 166
Sometimes 66
Never taken as prescribed 23
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 72
Somewhat hard to take 151
A little hard to take 149
Not at all hard to take 141
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 47
$100-199 42
$50-99 44
$25-49 24
< $25 138
Not specified 218

What people switch to and from

Patients started going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 1
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25 patient evaluations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mar 16, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (for Overall) (increased anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: As with all things therapeutic, you have to work with it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 26, 2016 (Started Dec 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for low self esteem)
  • Side effects
    Mild (for Overall) (anticipatory anxiety, anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 12, 2015 (Started Apr 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None (for Overall)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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