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Had anyone found that CBT works. I have health anxiety and decided to go private but I wasn't very impressed, it didn't work for me

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    CBT can work, but I found it totally pointless and ineffective .there are other types of therapy to try though which can be much more effective 
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      It can take a lot of time to find the therapy which suits - same with medication.  I refuse the medication route, but it can work.  Therapy for me is Cognative Analytical Therapy, is much better than CBT, but it really is different for each person.  Dont be worried about CBT not working, it really is quite useless for many
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      I would suggest being honest with your GP about what you think about CBT and ask to be referred either for different therapy or to a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist will make a diagnosis and is much better equipped to suggest the best treatment. I would never trust a GP to make mental health decisions, they just don't have the knowledge- many would agree which is why they are happy to refer
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    Didn't work for me either nor meds or reflexology trying hypno.there must be a cure to end all our symptoms.do you suffer physical symptoms mary38464 xx 
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      Hi,

      how's things have you been to hypno yet.May have told you put me on Beta Blockers last Friday what a weekend cannot take them only 1 a day ,another one bites the dust,

      what sort of weekend did you have?

      love

      Joan

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      Hi Joan bloody pills I've now had to stop the antihistamine cos I can't stay awake so I guess I'm just going to have to suffer.i couldn't tolerate beta blockers either I had propranapol.ive just been for councelling she says I've got to go out more easier said than done when your so giddy you have trouble walking and hurt allover but I will try.trying to get my little boy out of school for a week in June councillor reckons I need a holiday we've havnt been away since we had him  but now I'm getting stressed about that.when will this rubbish ever end love gail xxxx 
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    Hi, I did attend a CBT workshop at my local hospital (NHS), which I thought was helping a bit at the time.  Unfortunately I was unable to attend the final class, as I broke my wrist and was in a lot of pain.  It was good to be in a group situation where people knew how you felt and I think that you need to apply what you learn in everyday life.  Whilst I know it works for many people it does not suit everyone.

    As others have said there are other therapies out there to try.  That said, I think CBT is beneficial for those with mild anxiety.  I don't feel it has worked for me long term but then I have not followed the things I learned on the course.  I would be interested to know what you learnt ffrom your CBT.  Hope you find something that

    works for you.  All the best.

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    Mary I should have mentioned that I also suffer with health anxiety and well as a more general type.  So maybe other things work better in this situation.  
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    Hello Mary,

    plenty of CBT experiences here, some good some not.

    It helped me in a very simple way, summarised as 'I think therefore I am'. Very very powerful, but of no use at all if you are drowning. All you are looking for is your next breath. 

    I could talk about the skills of your CBT person, who trained them, what were their life experiences before this etc, but in the end it's all about you / us. 

    When mr quack suggested I do CBT I dismissed it completely, as my ex is a clinical psych and I knew far better than all of them, and by the way I'm drowning here. So it took me a while to get well enough to even start to think about doing it. 

    My experiences in Returning from the Dark Side indicates I needed meds first, then exercise and then CBT. All the Best, David.

     

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      Hi David/others in group.

      CBT sounds like something which I could benefit from. I am not sleeping well and have been advised by my GP to see a psychologists, whoever the waiting times on the NHS are over a year. I was thinking of going private. CBT keeps cropping up as I search. Where can I get this type of therapy and what does it cost?

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      Hi ADK, not sleeping can be helped a few ways - best meds I found was Mirtazapine, where the help with sleeping is a nice side effect - it started to help me within a week. It isn't a sleeping pill. Exercise . And rewiring my brain. Before spending big style on the pvte sessions, may I suggest Prof. Paul Gilbert's book Overcoming Depression. You will get an insight into CBT here, and hopefully it will help you. I hope you feel better soon. David.
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