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OcdRose

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Dec 29, 2019
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Los Angeles, CA
Hello. I was just wondering if Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has helped anybody here?
I'm currently in therapy and that is the path we are taking, but it takes a lot of brain power and causes a lot of intense anxiety filled moments in my day. I feel like between that, and my medications, it is working, but I'm not sure.
What has your experience been?
 
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Annelis

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Dec 26, 2019
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Slovakia
To me the cognitive behavioural therapy was working for some time, but after 2 years of coping well even without going to the therapy just following the strategies I learnt, I had a big breakdown and what left me totally astonished was that I was back where I was before the therapy. Just all the things that I cognitively forced myself to believe were ok were suddenly bothering me again and there were all the new things and just... I was so disappointed. I felt like the CBT approach only covered the things bothering me, made me think differently about them, but it was all still there under the surface. I felt like I had been lying to myself. Now I decided that if I'm going in a therapy again it must be something else. But where I live most therapies available are CBT. So I have it a last try, but it didn't work at all.
That is my experience :)
 
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Rogue7

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Jan 2, 2020
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Australia
I found cbt made my ocd worse. Because I had to 'watch' my thoughts it just made me obsess more.
 
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