Lou, I am currently doing a cognitive behavior therapy program and just started.... I hear marvelous results come from taking part of this therapy. You train your mind so you do not think negatively, etc. and then it can tame anxiety. Best wishes!!!!
Hi, I'm new to the health boards and wanted to respond about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It can be very effective in management of anxiety and depression, and it really helps to re-construct negative thought processes. I would certainly encourage you to try it!
@kmirk, how exactly did it help you? I am unable to change or alter my negative thoughts because they feel too 'strong' and even if I try and allow a positive thought enter my head, then my depression causes me to feel guilty that I even allowed myself to think of this thought. Any help would be much appreciated!
CBT probably saved my life. I was suicidal, suffering from tremendous anxiety and depression during college and once I started CBT, my life completely turned around.
If you find the right therapist, one whom you feel really listens to you and that you trust, it can really be an extremely educational process. @beachlove - your therapist can help you with the very strong negative thoughts, as well as the feeling guilty afterward. Alot of it really has to do with repetition, and once you get the hang of it, you gain confidence in your ability to deal with/trust you thoughts and feelings.