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Just wondering if anyone has had huge improvement with anxiety using CBT rather than medication?
I am have huge anxiety issues at the moment to the extent I have had to have a day of work as i am physically ill, and my hair has started to fall out.
I am going through a messy messy family court thing at the moment and also am worried about physical repercussions ,on me and my things, of serving my ex (not him but his brother).
I really don't want to go back on medication so am hoping that the CBT will work. So just wondering if anyone has had success doing this?
I have not had what I'd call "proper" CBT but I researched it& did an online "self-help" course thats done by a Uni.
I found it did help to a certain extent - but my anxiety was more of a PTSD style one and I used meditation in conjunction with it & found it works well.
Depending on how you feel about meditation there are a lot of options, I have a Buddhist retreat near me that do classes, and there are others round Aus.
Sorry I dont have more info for you
I went online and found a online course called "moodgym" that's helped a bit.
I've done CBT and found it very helpful. It takes a while to get the hang of though and it can be difficult to challenge and recognize your distorted thinking. Maybe combine it with some meditation or relaxation as well.
I've had anxiety issues for a few years now, especially with driving. I have major panic attacks in certain situations. In the past I've had minor success with medication, then once off the meds I revert back. Last time I ended up on meds again I also tried CBT with a psychologist. When off the medication this time I found I've been able to cope so much better, I really recommend it. I think CBT on it's own may be a little tricker, but definitely helpful. Good luck with it. :)
I am going to a psychologist who has recommended it. I know about the way it works and that, due to uni etc.
She has also recommend relaxation and mindfulness exercises as well as the CBT. So I am hoping that I can get through with those rather than going back to medication.
I know I am not depressed at the moment it is all purely anxiety, but I am unable to bring it under control on my own it seems.
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