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 Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major Depressive Disorder 134 36
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 113 34
Support mental / emotional health 62 28
Post-traumatic stress disorder 53 15
Social Anxiety Disorder 49 21
Depressed mood 43 20

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)"

Severe
3
Moderate
9
Mild
22
None
142

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

Anxious mood 5
Hospitalization 4
Flashbacks 3
Despair 2
Frustration 2
Agitation 1

Show all 34 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT))
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 69
50 min weekly 36
120 min monthly 26
60 min monthly 25
45 min weekly 16
100 min monthly 11
90 min monthly 10
120 min weekly 8
45 min monthly 7
1 hr weekly 5

Dosages based on patients currently going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Why Patients Stopped Going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 71
Other 54
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 41
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 39
Expense 38
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 25
Doctor's advice 21
Change in health plan coverage 17
I didn't have enough time 14
Found another therapist or program I preferred 13
No convenient appointments available 7
Not indicated 2
Did not seem to work 2
Side effects too severe 1
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 212 patients who’ve stopped going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Duration

Currently Going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 4
6 months-1 year 5
1-2 years 7
2 years or more 42
Stopped Going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Duration Patients
0-1 month 13
1-3 months 44
3-6 months 38
6 months-1 year 51
1-2 years 31
2 years or more 35
Adherence
Always
90 51%
Usually
64 36%
Sometimes
21 12%
Never
1 1%
Burden
Very
21 12%
Somewhat
54 31%
A little
61 35%
Not at all
40 23%
Cost per month
$200+
24 20%
$100-199
18 15%
$50-99
17 14%
$25-49
8 7%
53 44%
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26 patient evaluations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

MIKE GRIST
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MIKE GRIST
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
55 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: n
I have:
Mild Depression

See MIKE GRIST's full Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) history

Mar 16, 2015 (Started Feb 15, 2015)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Mild Depression: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 240 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: difficult to evaluate right now, have only recently started it.

  • 0 helpful marks
LittleBean
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LittleBean
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
30 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

See LittleBean's full Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) history

Sep 10, 2013 (Started Nov 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Anxiety Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder): Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 28, 2010 (Started Nov 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Anxiety Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
biker72
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biker72
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: little
Description:M43y
FM:6y Dx
CFS:6y Dx
I am: g
I have:
ME/CFS

See biker72's full Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) history

Jun 24, 2013 (Started Jan 15, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 100 min Monthly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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