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Forums / Anxiety / Alternatives to CBT?

Topic: Alternatives to CBT?

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  1. peach14
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    4 November 2021
    I've seen 3 psychologists and 1, maybe 2, psychiatrists. The only thing so far that has worked for me for my anxiety is medication, and that's really only to an extent. I think i need some variation of "talk therapy" in addition to medication, but CBT hasn't worked and I'm not sure what other options to seek (and how to)?
  2. Petal22
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    4 November 2021 in reply to peach14

    Hi peach14,

    Wellcome to our forums!

    Im sorry CBT hasn’t worked for you.

    I was diagnosed with Severe anxiety OCD by a psychiatrist this then led me to a clinic that specialised in OCD.

    I did a group therapy the therapy I did was meta cognitive therapy this therapy changed my life… it took perseverance and practice to learn what I was taught and I have now mastered my OCD.

    I was also put on a antidepressant to help me to manage my anxiety.

    I believe therapy and medication go hand in hand.

    Ive been recovered for 4 years now my severe anxiety is now non existent.

    Maybe you could look into Metacognitive therapy and see if it’s a fit for you.

  3. Guest_1643
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    4 November 2021 in reply to jaz28

    Hello  I'm not sure if CBT is gold standard, I really don't like it personally, but I do benefit from other types of therapy.

    Schema therapy, psychodynamic therapy and ACT have worked for me. I find meds also work for me only short term, for help getting through crises.

    I think sometimes a holistic approach is needed, which can include therapy, and other wellness approaches .

    For me, a combo of hospital stays to tweak meds or self care, being in nature, cultivating friends, and seeing a regular therapist helps, as well as adding in art and creative groups.

  4. white knight
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    4 November 2021 in reply to Guest_1643

    Hi Peach 14,

    This link might help

    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums/anxiety/anxiety-how-l-eliminated-it

    TonyWK

  5. Mk2692
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    5 November 2021 in reply to peach14

    Hi Peach14,

    Welcome to the forums and thank you for reaching out. I’m sorry to hear that CBT is not working for you. I’m glad that you are finding that your medications are working. I’m not sure if this is something you have already discussed with your psychologist/psychiatrist, if not then that would be the first thing I would do. As they are professionals and know your history and what you are going through, they will be able to provide you with the best treatment option. Hope this helps.

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