Top
CBT works like Prozac

CBT works like Prozac

In a study by Dr. Lewis Baxter at the U.C.L.A. School of Medicine, patients with OCD who responded to either a reuptake inhibitor like Prozac or cognitive behavior therapy over 10 weeks showed virtually the same changes in their brains, decreases in the activities of the caudate nuclei and, thus, changes toward normal function. When patients improved, the changes in their brains, as shown in the PET scans, looked the same regardless of whether they had received antidepressants or psychotherapy. The intriguing finding from the PET scans is not limited to OCD.  Two studies of patients with depression, reported last year in The Archives of General Psychiatry, compared the effects of interpersonal psychotherapy with an antidepressant on brain function, as observed in PET scans....

In a study by Dr. Lewis Baxter...

Read More
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach: a talking therapy.  CBT aims to solve problems concerning dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and cognitions through a goal-oriented, focus on the present. Psychotherapy, or personal counseling with a Psychotherapist, is an intentional interpersonal relationship used by trained psychotherapists to aid a client or patient in problems of living. It aims to increase the individual's sense of their own well-being.  Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behavior change that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, or to improve group relationships (such as in a family). CBT is effective for the treatment of a variety of problems, including mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders. Different approaches utilized in CBT can include keeping a diary of significant events and associated feelings, thoughts...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (...

Read More