Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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I am 27 years old, almost 28, and I have recently started suffering from health anxiety. I'm sure my family, friends and colleagues are sick to death of me talking about various things that I believe are happening to me, so I am going to put myself on the waiting list for CBT.

Really, all I wanted to know is if anyone on here has had CBT, or is currently having CBT, and what they think of it. I would love to hear your stories, your thoughts and opinions. I would appreciate any replies that I receive.

Kind regards,

- David

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    CBT is the therapy route which is offered first as it's a very cheap therapy to deliver. It does work for some,but generally for less complex issues. It really does depend on the individual. Don't be disheartened if it doesnt work, tell your Dr and ask for a referral to Psychotherapy
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      I'm suffering from anxiety relating to my health, moreso the constant belief that something is wrong. Honestly, it only stems from a fear of hospitals and doctors. Recently, I have been sent for some routine tests at a hospital, but my fear has sent me into this freakin' tailspin that I cannot seem to get out of.
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      I know how it is,I suffer from health anxiety too. The important part to recognise is that healt anxiety is just a symptom of anxiety in general. The only real way to deal with it is to deal with the root anxiety. Therapy is a good start
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      I think that is the route I am going to go down.

      See, I used to have a great support system; my friends, family, colleagues, they were great, but I think they thought it would be a quick fix, and now I feel they are getting sick of hearing me go on and on, which is then making me feel bad that I am annoying them, and thus makes me even more anxious. 

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    Hi david i do not do CBT i do DBT which is different from CBT 

    DBT is where you is where you learn mindfulness. and with DBT you learn Reasonable mind, Wise mind, and Emotional mind, Then you learn skills to help you with your distress tolerance 

    When you are anxious you learn skills on distract your thought by doing something, or you can self soothe or you can improve the moment, pros and cons, turning the mind radical acceptance 

    You learn a lot of skills through DBT you should look into DBT besides CBT they both work but I heard DBT is better to learn than CBT 

    Elizabeth

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      Yes it has helped me a lot doing DBT. When i am anxious i will listen to music or i will soothe myself by taking baths, or i will hold my dog and just pet her 

      If i am angry i will go for a walk to calm down, if i am depressed i try to distract my mind and think of happy things just like if i am anxious i will distract and think about something else. 

      It does help you should try it

      Elizabeth

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      CBT and DBT are essentially distraction therapies,they encourage distraction from issues as a way forward. This is fine,but sometimes issues need to be resolved rather than essentially ignored. Again it does depend on what the individual needs,so long as you remember there are other approaches
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