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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an increasingly popular form of treatment in the mental health community, helping patients with a variety of mental health conditions including anxiety and depression. CBT is a form of psychosocial treatment, it focuses on the psychology of an individual and how they interact with their social environment.
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PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is something that affects many people. Often, when we hear PTSD we think of war veterans, and while war veterans are subject to PTSD, anyone who has experienced a terrifying or traumatic event could have PTSD. Therapy is a good place to start when it comes to PTSD. Through therapy, you will be able to work through your trauma in a way that is healing. You will also learn coping skills that will help you in your day to day activities.
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Therapy is an essential step in finding a way out of depression. The symptoms of depression can affect not only the individual experiencing them but the entire family unit as well. The goal of the therapist is to alleviate the suffering caused by depression. Depression is a hard battle to face on your own, finding a therapist you can trust and confide in can greatly lessen depression's impact on your life.
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​Prescription antidepressants are now a safe and common way to treat depression. Anyone taking antidepressants should be doing so under the care of a doctor who monitors dosage, symptoms, and side effects. In addition to being under a doctor's care, here are just a few reasons why receiving counseling while taking antidepressants is highly beneficial to you.
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When a spouse suffers from anxiety it can put a distinct strain on the relationship and cause unwanted tension or frustration from both parties. Here are some methods on how a spouse or loved one can help those dealing with anxiety.
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If you're afflicted with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) you know all too well the struggles that confront you daily. You live in a world where you feel alone and unsafe. Many people are unable to move forward in their lives after a tragic event. They remain hopeless, anxious and tormented by their trauma even if it was many years ago. It's normal to experience some stress after any trauma. However, if several months pass and you're still unable to cope with daily life, you may suffer from PTSD.
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Psychotherapy, better known as talk therapy, can have significant positive impacts on depression sufferers. While there are other benefits to this form of treatment (such as learning vital coping skills or identifying triggers), the first step in the road to recovery is understanding. Once a patient understands what depression is, and how the disorder works, they can begin to heal.
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It is no secret that anxiety can completely change a person within two seconds. Anxiety is something that there is no instant cure for, but there are a few things you can do to prevent "lashing out" at the ones around you. Journaling, expressing your thoughts with others, and working out are just a few things that a person that is struggling can do to help themselves.
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CBT has been proven to be an effective treatment for several conditions, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, bulimia, bipolar disorder, and OCD, but is most commonly associated with the treatment of depression and anxiety. If you suffer from any of these conditions, CBT is worth looking into, as it can provide a new, refreshing approach to therapy that many find worthwhile.
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Finding your motivation to begin any routine is difficult when you suffer from depression or anxiety. Memes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram exclaiming exercise is a cure-all antidepressant and mood elevator only tell half the story. When you are depressed or anxious it is easy to see the memes, read the 'success' stories and wonder why it hasn't worked for you. Studies have proven the benefits of exercise as a holistic addition to treatment for overall mental health. The key is to find the right exercise for you, stay dedicated, and find a mental health provider than can keep you motivated.

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