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CBT For bipolar

Colin76

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Hi all,

Has anyone tried cbt and has it had any positive outcome / effects on their bipolar as i have brought a self help book book called cbt for dummies and am yet to start working through it.
 
unlucky

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I've just started CBT and its terrifying me!! I'm not bipolar, I'm agoraphobic with severe anxiety and clinical depression (at least these are the things I've had them say!!) I've heard a few good reports and a few bad so I suppose as per usual its different for everyone. Apparently I've got too many negative thoughts and these need to be replaced by positive ones (tell me something I don't know!!) Hope you get on okay with the book. I might try that myself and see whats in store for me!!
 
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I'm about to start my first session of CBT next monday therefore I will watch this thread with great interest and hopefully be able to contribute to it in a few weeks time!
 
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Give it a go.

Hi,

I was on cognitive behavioural therapy for about six months. It makes you analyse yourself and makes you question your actions. For some it might be good but I think it made me relapse because it just started to confirm my belief systems.
So the jury is out really, but it might be good for you so give it a go, what have you got to lose. Just one piece of advice, follow the course (there was a lot of list writing and analysis on paper for me).:)
 
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i couldnt do CBT, i tried it but it made me worse. my brain couldnt understand what i was expected to feel or change. i wasnt even listening in the end, going home and trying to deal with how it made me feel. it just got too much.

i think it was a step too far for me at that time. i need to do other therapies first and then come back to one like this, so i would give it another go.

goodluck
 
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