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Debate over cognitive, traditional mental health therapy

From the L.A. Times:

A mounting pile of research shows that cognitive behavioral therapy can effectively treat anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, bulimia and substance abuse problems. The method has performed as well as antidepressant medication in treating depression in recent studies. What’s more, patients receiving cognitive behavioral therapy have shown less likelihood of relapse than their medicated peers because the therapy teaches them how to handle their disorder.

But U.S. therapists have been reluctant to embrace the technique…

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Posted by Will Baum, LCSW