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
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Severe
5
Moderate
16
Mild
27
None
164

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

Patients
7
Hospitalization
Patients
6
Patients
3
Patients
3
Patients
2
Patients
2

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT))
Dosage
60 min weekly
Patients
84
Dosage
50 min weekly
Patients
37
Dosage
60 min monthly
Patients
31
Dosage
120 min monthly
Patients
29
Dosage
45 min weekly
Patients
23
Dosage
100 min monthly
Patients
12
Dosage
120 min weekly
Patients
11
Dosage
90 min monthly
Patients
10
Dosage
45 min monthly
Patients
9
Dosage
50 min monthly
Patients
7

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
Felt finished with this treatment
Patients
75
Reason
Other
Patients
62
Reason
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help
Patients
50
Reason
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help
Patients
44
Reason
Expense
Patients
43
Reason
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance
Patients
28
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
24
Reason
Found another therapist or program I preferred
Patients
19
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
18
Reason
I didn't have enough time
Patients
15
Reason
No convenient appointments available
Patients
9
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
2
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
2
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
1
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
1
See all 241 patients who’ve stopped going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Duration

Currently Going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
1
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
11
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
18
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
69
Stopped Going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
12
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
47
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
43
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
58
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
37
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
43

Adherence


Always
Patients
109
51%
Usually
Patients
72
34%
Sometimes
Patients
28
13%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
3
1%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
25
12%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
65
31%
A little hard to take
Patients
73
34%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
49
23%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
28
13%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
20
9%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
20
9%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
9
4%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
64
30%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
71
33%
Last updated:

28 patient evaluations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CupcakeKitten
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CupcakeKitten
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
24 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
Social Anxiety Disorder

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

Jan 26, 2016 (Started Dec 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Low self esteem)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Anxious mood, Anticipatory anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Mazin Z
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Mazin Z
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
44 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
OCD

See Mazin Z's full Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) history

Dec 12, 2015 (Started Apr 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder))
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
MIKE GRIST
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MIKE GRIST
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 1
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
55 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Mild Depression

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

Mar 16, 2015 (Started Feb 15, 2015)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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