Re: cognitive behavioral therapy
It never did me any good, but I only tried it for anxiety. As soon as I learned to cope with one trigger, I would develope another one.
I can't imagine this working for depression, but that's because when I'm depressed I can only do what is absolutely necessary to stay employed, etc. When I see my pdoc's those times, I pretty much just sit there unless asked direct questions.
But maybe it works better for other people--I know it has a really good track record of dealing with the kind of insomnia where people have trouble falling asleep. For that it's better than drugs.