Acceptance commitment therapy

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Solipsis

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Hi there. Ive revently been diagnosed with dysthymia with a occasional severe depressive episodes. For the last few years I've defintely felt that im usually depressed with brief periods of being content. The last few months have been a real struggle, with extreme feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness. Im now on a low dose of luvox and have started seeing a psychologist regularly. The psychologist has me practicing Acceptance Commitment Therapy. There's part of me that can definitely see the value in this but there's also a part of me that thinks its way to esoteric or just not really enough. It's only early days and i know these things take time but a few testimonials would be really great. Therapy is so expensive and im wary of investing too much (emotionally and financially) in something that there doesnt seem to be a lot of research on.

TLDR: does anyone have any experience with Acceptance Commitment Therapy?
 
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I don't know what that is. Im pretty sure someone on this forum knows that but im afraid most of them are asleep right now. Sorry about that.
 
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I've been in a day care centre where they used to give Acceptance Commitment Therapy (or ACT) to groups, and there were people who found it beneficial. It certainly was popular. I didn't take the course myself though.

With therapy it's always a question of monitoring what you get out of it. A friend of mine does schema therapy and she finds it emotionally heavy going, which is a sign work is being done.