What is Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) is an integrative therapy based on ideas from both cognitive and analytic therapies. CAT focuses on understanding the patterns of behavior to learn alternative coping strategies. The therapy is always time-bound, usually to about 16 sessions.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major Depressive Disorder 31 20
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 25 17
Post-traumatic stress disorder 15 16
Bipolar Disorder 13 10
Support mental / emotional health 12 6
Mood 9 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 3
Mild 6
None 25

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

Side effect Patients
Behavior triggers 1
Diarrhea 1
Fatigue 1
Feeling bad 1
Feelings of hopelessness 1
Flashbacks 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 4
4 min weekly 1
405 min yearly 1
120 min monthly 1
50 min weekly 1
55 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

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Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 11
Other 10
Course of treatment ended 7
Expense 7
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 5
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 3
Doctor's advice 2
Found another therapist or program I preferred 2
I didn't have enough time 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 1
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently going to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 22
Usually 12
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 14
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 2
$50-99 1
$25-49 4
< $25 15
Not specified 7
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4 patient evaluations for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)

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carlo
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 72y
  • Duration: 41 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
0 seizures
84 weeks ago
I am: n
I have:
Epilepsy

See carlo's full Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) history

Feb 23, 2014 (Started Jul 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Body Dysmorphic Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Eating Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 45 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: continue with current treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 20, 2013 (Started Jul 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Body Dysmorphic Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Eating Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 45 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: i maintain all therapy appointments. great therapist and nutritionist. very difficult to let go of behaviors. working on the root of the problem.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 20, 2012 (Started Jul 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Eating Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 45 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: none at this time. too early in treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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one_step_closer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
29 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: b
I have:
Borderline Personality

See one_step_closer's full Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) history

Dec 17, 2012 (Started Nov 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mentalcharisma
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Mentalcharisma
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 2
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Severe
40 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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May 14, 2012 (Started Aug 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 55 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: First CAT therapy was last year lasted 10 weeks and did nothing but give me confusion. Second CAT therapy started February much more proffesional been a few breaks and im in my last few weeks i will miss this therapy particulary my Therapist she has been wonderful. I will be having more therapy although maybe not with this therapist
Cost: < $25 monthly

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