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.

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
3
Moderate
9
Mild
22
None
146

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

Patients
5
Hospitalization
Patients
4
Patients
3
Patients
2
Patients
2
Patients
1

Show all 34 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT))
Dosage
60 min weekly
Patients
69
Dosage
50 min weekly
Patients
36
Dosage
60 min monthly
Patients
26
Dosage
120 min monthly
Patients
26
Dosage
45 min weekly
Patients
16
Dosage
100 min monthly
Patients
11
Dosage
90 min monthly
Patients
10
Dosage
120 min weekly
Patients
9
Dosage
45 min monthly
Patients
7
Dosage
1 hr weekly
Patients
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
Felt finished with this treatment
Patients
72
Reason
Other
Patients
55
Reason
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help
Patients
43
Reason
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help
Patients
39
Reason
Expense
Patients
38
Reason
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance
Patients
25
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
21
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
17
Reason
I didn't have enough time
Patients
14
Reason
Found another therapist or program I preferred
Patients
13
Reason
No convenient appointments available
Patients
7
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 215 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
3
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
7
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
6
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
40
Stopped Going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
12
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
45
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
37
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
51
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
31
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
38

Adherence


Always
Patients
93
52%
Usually
Patients
64
36%
Sometimes
Patients
22
12%
Never
Patients
1
1%

Burden


Very
Patients
21
12%
Somewhat
Patients
55
31%
A little
Patients
62
34%
Not at all
Patients
42
23%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
57
46%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
24
20%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
19
15%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
17
14%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
8
7%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
55
45%
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27 patient evaluations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

MIKE GRIST
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MIKE GRIST
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
55 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)

  • 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: Not specified 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: Not specified 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: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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