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 as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 7
Moderate 19
Mild 26
None 165

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

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 7
Anger 3
Anticipatory anxiety 3
Costly (ie money or time) 3
Depressed mood 3
Flashbacks 3

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Dosages

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

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 21
50 min weekly 14
60 min monthly 11
45 min weekly 10
90 min monthly 6
120 min monthly 6
45 min monthly 5
90 min weekly 4
120 min weekly 4
100 min monthly 3

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Why patients stopped taking Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 77
Other 65
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 56
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 48
Expense 47
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 31
Doctor's advice 23
Change in health plan coverage 19
Found another therapist or program I preferred 19
I didn't have enough time 16
No convenient appointments available 10
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
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 4
6 months-1 year 10
1-2 years 20
2 years or more 71

Stopped going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Duration Patients
0-1 month 8
1-3 months 56
3-6 months 45
6 months-1 year 61
1-2 years 38
2 years or more 48

Adherence


Always
Patients
105
48%
Usually
Patients
75
35%
Sometimes
Patients
31
14%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
6
3%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
28
13%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
64
29%
A little hard to take
Patients
74
34%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
51
24%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
27
12%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
18
8%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
20
9%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
10
5%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
65
30%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
77
35%
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27 patient evaluations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CupcakeKitten
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CupcakeKitten
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
24 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Avoidant Personality

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: 1 star
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: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
56 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: b
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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