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 301 189
Major depressive disorder 194 150
Generalized anxiety disorder 142 90
Bipolar disorder 83 46
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 18
Moderate 50
Mild 62
None 337

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 17
monthly 11
60 min weekly 8
45 min weekly 5
45 min monthly 4
50 min weekly 4
daily 4
50 min monthly 3
60 min monthly 2
90 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 104
Other 92
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 72
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 31
Change in health plan coverage 26
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
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 32
5 - 10 years 17
10 years or more 21

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 237
Usually 159
Sometimes 53
Never taken as prescribed 18
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 67
Somewhat hard to take 138
A little hard to take 142
Not at all hard to take 120
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 48
$100-199 45
$50-99 45
$25-49 24
< $25 132
Not specified 173
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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

Mar 16, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (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
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