What is Cognitive Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

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See also: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive therapy refers to a form of psychotherapy which tackles specific thoughts or cognitions that may be unhelpful. It forms a large component of another widely known therapeutic system, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, although some use the terms interchangeably.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major depressive disorder 33 21
Support mental / emotional health 26 10
Generalized anxiety disorder 24 11
Post-traumatic stress disorder 15 5
Bipolar disorder 12 5
Social anxiety disorder 11 7

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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
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 6
None 33

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cognitive Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 2
Emotional pain 2
Anticipatory anxiety 1
Easily frustrated 1
Less money 1
Let-down; i felt really good at the time i left, but it never lasted 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Cognitive Therapy

Dosage Patients
monthly 1
as needed 2
daily 1
90 min monthly 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Cognitive Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 16
Felt finished with this treatment 13
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 10
Doctor's advice 7
Expense 7
Found another therapist or program I preferred 6
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 5
Course of treatment ended 5
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 4
Did not seem to work 3
I didn't have enough time 1
No convenient appointments available 1
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Duration

Currently going to Cognitive Therapy

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 7

Stopped going to Cognitive Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 20
Usually 14
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 15
Not at all hard to take 12
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 9
$100-199 5
$50-99 6
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 16
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7 patient evaluations for Cognitive Therapy

Feb 27, 2014 (Started Apr 22, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for freezing of gait)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 240 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 14, 2012 (Started Oct 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Therapy is always essential to get perspective about your actions and thoughts. Cognitive therapy has been extremely helpful to me
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 3, 2010 (Started Oct 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: After years of going to different counselors, this therapist was by far the best I've ever had. It is worth going with commitment and the help of a counselor that is actually concerned with helping you and making a difference in your life. I think finding the right counselor is one of the biggest struggles.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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