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 299 185
Major depressive disorder 194 149
Generalized anxiety disorder 140 89
Bipolar disorder 80 43
Support mental / emotional health 61 40
Insomnia 58 28

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 16
Moderate 49
Mild 60
None 332

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

Side effect Patients Percentage
Anxious mood 9
Flashbacks 8
Depressed mood 7
Frustration 5
Stress 5
Anger 4

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Dosages

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

Dosage Patients Percentage
weekly 23
monthly 17
60 min weekly 9
60 min monthly 6
50 min weekly 6
45 min weekly 5
45 min monthly 3
90 min monthly 3
daily 3
50 min monthly 2

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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 92
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 73
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 66
Expense 57
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 45
Doctor's advice 34
Found another therapist or program I preferred 32
Change in health plan coverage 26
I didn't have enough time 20
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 3
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 32
5 - 10 years 23
10 years or more 27

Stopped going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 18
1 - 6 months 120
6 months - 1 year 71
1 - 2 years 53
2 - 5 years 47
5 - 10 years 18
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 230
Usually 157
Sometimes 52
Never taken as prescribed 18
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 66
Somewhat hard to take 133
A little hard to take 141
Not at all hard to take 117
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 48
$100-199 45
$50-99 45
$25-49 22
< $25 129
Not specified 168
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29 patient evaluations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Jul 8, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 30, 2017 (Started Feb 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for paranoid thinking)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: CBT is a very helpful way to quickly rewire your brain to be more well
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 29, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: I have been seeing Dr. O for over 20 years now and we have made a lot of progress over the years. I am taking many meds and most days I feel almost normal but like I said it has been a long road so don't give up. Keep experimenting with meds until you find the right combination to help you out. CBT will never be a perfect science. I do feel so much better after a session with Dr. O. It is so cleansing to get everything off of my chest to a person who is there to listen and not judge me. I see a psychiatrist at a federally funded clinic so I am able to see Dr. O for only $20 a month so if you check around you might be able to find a doctor who is in a price range that you can afford. A local health department might be able to direct you to the right place...
Cost: < $25 monthly

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