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cbt or drugs?

cbt or drugs to help with anxiety?
Category: Treatments 3 years ago
Asked 3 years ago

I haven't done either but If I had to choose I would go CBT. With drugs you have to find the right one and then you are never really sure what will happen when you stop taking them. CBT changes the way you think and therefore SHOULD have better long term benefits. After all it is our minds that have us in this horrible situation.
Jan
Answered 3 years ago
Jan

I totally agree with Jan on this one. I have not done either too. I don't want drugs to fix things. My reasons are I don't to play for something that prob won't even work. Plus I don't really want to fix things by taking something because I feel I won't be able to do it without the drugs. CBT is suppose to be able to change our thinking and how us deal with it on our own.
Answered 3 years ago

yeah i totally agree, the doctor keeps wanting to put me on drugs and im very against it but again he wrote me another prescription. im very anemic at the moment and been dizzy weak tired for nearly the 3rd week, hopefully get the iron tablets to help it soon, but before this i was doing better but he keeps sorta forcing me on pills and i dont want that, it is your mind, and the side effects from the tablets are awful, then not to mention the coming off them, i think il stick to my cbt for now, thanks :) x
Answered 3 years ago

I'm doing both. I needed the drugs to right the chemical imbalance in my brain and the CBT to question my thinking process. I agree, i am not looking forward to coming off the drugs(again) because the side effects can be a pain, but for me, i needed the drugs as CBT alone was not helping my mood swings.
Bob
Answered 3 years ago
Bob

I believe CBT, but with me, I need to get off my backside and do the stuff its personal motivation for me, its helps this stuff but I don't bother with it and am selfish and unmotivated to do it. But I don't want to use drugs, but feel I may give in because I'm vunreable and sick of feeling this way. But I think its individual circumstances and choice, sometimes both can work together and for some it might be neither and other options, because I feel it cant be just either cbt or drugs or both its got to be more than that.
Answered 3 years ago

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