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   Posted 4/23/2007 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I've seen several people post CBT but what does it stand for?
28 Years Old - Suffering from Panic Attacks since I was 18
Diagnosed w/ Panic Disorder, OCD & Bipolar II
Prescribed 25mg Lamictal every other day - will increase dose gradually

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 119
   Posted 4/23/2007 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Let's see...
It could be Computer Based Training...

or Chicago Board of Trade...

OR Cognitive Behavior Therapy. <--- I would use this one. : )

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   Posted 4/24/2007 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes it is Cognitive behavioural Therapy and it is a great self help tool or you can see a therapist that does work in this field ......
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   Posted 4/24/2007 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   

CBT is a very generalised term that means teaching the sufferer different ways of coping with their problems, this includes learning new attitudes towards their fears, new ways of dealing with fears and panic attacks, and new ways of calming and relaxing themselves

the older treatments, so called psychodynamics, etc concentrated on finding or uncovering hidden subconscious causes for the anxiety problems, applying the theories of freud, jung, etc. these never helped and have now been mostly abandoned, although some psychs are too old to change and have a religious belief in them

in other words, CBT is about treating the symptoms and not the cause

its less elegant and sophisticated, but it works ! the old methods almost never helped

truthg serum was sometimes used to aid uncovering hidden causes, also anxiety sufferers were sometimes given many electric shock treatments

it was thought that the panic attacks were serious, its now realised that they arent

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