What is ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a branch of cognitive-behavioral therapy, an empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies together with commitment and behavior change strategies to increase psychological flexibility.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 6 4
Avoidance of challenges and stress 4 5
Anxious mood 2 3
Borderline Personality Disorder 1 2
Brain fog 1 1
Bulimia Nervosa 1 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 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Dosage Patients
1 other every other week 1
90 min weekly 1
1minutes as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 5
Other 1
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Duration

Currently going to ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped going to ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 3
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 4
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1 patient evaluation for ACT Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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Stillheten
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Stillheten
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
46 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Apr 14, 2009 (Started Nov 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Brain fog)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Social withdrawal)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Avoidance of challenges and stress)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Weekly
Cost: $200+ monthly

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