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 6
Moderate 17
Mild 25
None 159

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

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 7
Anticipatory anxiety 3
Costly (ie money or time) 3
Flashbacks 3
Agitation 2
Anger 2

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Dosages

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

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 22
60 min monthly 10
45 min weekly 10
50 min weekly 10
90 min monthly 6
120 min monthly 6
120 min weekly 6
45 min monthly 4
100 min monthly 4
90 min weekly 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 76
Other 64
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 56
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 49
Expense 47
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 30
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 9
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
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 4
6 months-1 year 8
1-2 years 19
2 years or more 70

Stopped going to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Duration Patients
0-1 month 9
1-3 months 56
3-6 months 45
6 months-1 year 60
1-2 years 38
2 years or more 46

Adherence


Always
Patients
100
48%
Usually
Patients
72
35%
Sometimes
Patients
30
14%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
5
2%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
27
13%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
62
30%
A little hard to take
Patients
71
34%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
47
23%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
26
13%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
19
9%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
20
10%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
10
5%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
62
30%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
70
34%
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28 patient evaluations for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CupcakeKitten
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CupcakeKitten
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
24 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: vb
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: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 3
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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