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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Here's to the benefits of cognitive therapy

Cognitive therapy as good as antidepressants, effects last longer

I think the theory has been that is medicine is good for stabilising mood relatively quickly, but that patients should undergo therapy is good for long-term effects. Of course, since medicines often take weeks to work, maybe therapy should be the first choice. I like cognitive therapy much better than plain 'talk therapy', because it gives you tools for how to cope with the world. I know from my experience with dialectical behavioural therapy, a subtype of cognitive therapy, that such tools can be immensely helpful, and frankly should be taught to teenagers in school as part of life skills.

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