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Nature: Psychological treatments: A call for mental-health science

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Firestormm, Jul 16, 2014.

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  1. Cheshire

    Cheshire Senior Member

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    You really managed to push me into playing the devil's advocate! :p

    I agree with you that CBT is more or less common sense, that behaviorism core theory is very often simplistic and I don't want to support CBT more than needed.

    I don't think CBT is a cure for anything, even psychiatric diseases that are organic disease IMO. But it can help cope, with basic and common sense tools that one can be deprived of due to various reasons. The therapist must be aware of his/her limits.

    But I think you shouldn't be so hard on people who need at some point or another, these 'simplistic' tools.
     
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  2. chipmunk1

    chipmunk1 Senior Member

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    if it genuinely helps them you can't argue with this.

    I can see that there is a need for psychological support in serious chronic illness i just don't like the way certain therapies are promoted and the general philosophy they are based on. and that's just my opinion which really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things.
     
  3. Kina

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    This thread is closed due to numerous personal attacks, arguing, and going hopelessly off-topic.

    All the personal attacks and most of the off-topics posts have been removed.
     
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