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CBT for Depression Losing it's Efficacy.

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by barbc56, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Did it really ever work, especially in the long term?

    The last sentence below is rather a mystery. It's as if they are saying this trend is a negative. The article also states "and now for the bad news". Why are they all so apologetic?

    I may be reading way too much into this and have to admit I haven't read the whole study which may put this in context.

    Hopefully, this means the science is finally catching up to the reality.
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    http://digest.bps.org.uk/2015/06/is-cbt-for-depression-losing-its.html
    Barb
     
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  2. A.B.

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    If the problem is only a lack of motivation, then a motivational technique can be helpful. That a motivational technique fails to cure an actual disease shouldn't come as surprise (there do seem to be some therapists who genuinely believe in mind over matter faith healing though).
     
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  3. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    Absolutely, As I have said many times and will repeat it here, if it was simply a matter of motivation, I would have been well a long time ago.

    Sometimes we do need a gentle push, but then who doesn't whether sick or well?

    Barb
     
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    This sounds like the widespread idea (amongst certain medical professionals) that patients should never ever consult the internet. Patients should stay ignorant, as knowledge might negatively influence recovery :rofl::bang-head:
     
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    Kyla ᴀɴɴɪᴇ ɢꜱᴀᴍᴩᴇʟ

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    This commenter got it exactly right:

     
  6. A.B.

    A.B. Senior Member

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    Except for the comment about placebos. I'm not aware of any way to test psychotherapy in a double blinded placebo controlled study. I therefore interpret the comment as wishful thinking about psychotherapy being better than a placebo.
     
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