I'm going to docs to get on the waiting list for CBT but in the meantime does anybody have any experience of this? Anything I could practise pls?
Briefly, I have a history of depression but don't want to go back on ADs. At the moment I keep going over and over some past stressful/hurtful experiences in my mind which is making my mood spiral downwards. It almost feels like OCD - anything can lead my thoughts back to this. I have no need to keep going over and over it (nothing to resolve) but I just can't seem to stop at the moment.
So, has anybody found CBT to work? I know it's not a quick fix I can do in a few minutes but some basic things to help would be MUCH appreciated.
There are online CBT programmes that I have tried but I never really got on with them. I think because no one was checking up on me I found I just couldn't be bothered, so didn't do them.
For me, CBT with a trained professional is what worked and a few sessions was enough to help me to manage my own depression without medication. I did find that the CBT was probably helpful because I wasn't in the depths of depression, which for me meant being on ADs.
yes found it to work really well - CBT book for dummies good too -but I found working with a theorpist much better - in some areas waiting list for CBT is really long - so I think AD can be a good interim measure - maybe ask your doctor for a different one if you didn't get one with a certain one
Thanks for the replies. Sorry it's taken a while to get back on here...
Went to docs this morning and I'm on the waiting list for cbt now. He said it would take about 4 weeks and I'd have an assessment within a couple of weeks. That's much less of a wait than I was expecting so I'm feeling quite hopeful.