I think that Karen has said it has given you some really good input on this and learning CBT is very helpfull for dealing with anxiety disorder and meds just tend to help slow the way that we react to are anxiety and to the right of this post is some helpfull infomation on this under Resources.
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A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy based on modifying everyday thoughts and behaviors, with the aim of positively influencing emotions. The general approach developed out of modification behavior and Cognitive Therapy, and has become widely used to treat psychopathology, including mood disorders and anxiety disorders.
The particular therapeutic techniques vary according to the particular kind of client or issue, but commonly include keeping a diary of significant events and associated feelings, thoughts and behaviors; questioning and testing assumptions or habits of thoughts that might be unhelpful and unrealistic; gradually facing activities which may have been avoided; and trying out new ways of behaving and reacting.
Relaxation and distraction techniques are also commonly included. CBT is widely accepted as an evidence-based, cost-effective psychotherapy for many disorders. It is sometimes used with groups of people as well as individuals, and the techniques are also commonly adapted for self-help manuals. Reference: Wikipedia
CBT can be very helpful for some people with depression, panic, and/or anxiety disorder. I suffer from all these disorders, but CBT does nothing to help my imbalances. I don't have any hang-ups about myself, I don't have a poor self image, and I recognize that I bear no responsibility for having an imbalance. I went through a ten week therapy group focusing on CBT, and I just didn't fit in. Everyone else was a mess when we started, and I did see it make some improvements in the attitudes of some participants. If you have the opportunity to try it out, it certainly couldn't hurt, and might just help.
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I'm not sure what the TEA form is. Maybe some else does and can help us with that.
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