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Some people find CBT very effective in managing troublesome thinking. If you would like to explore CBT, registration on this site is free: http://llttf.com/.

 

From the site:

 

"Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based and structured form of psychotherapy that aims to alter the unhelpful thinking (cognitions) and behaviour that commonly occur during times of distress. The model is fully compatible with the use of medication if this is indicated. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence provides an overview of the evidence supporting the effectiveness of CBT."

 

Also see this summary about CBT from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

 

This site has been recommended by SA member kyla88.

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This is an interactive program online called MoodGYM.

 

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks very cool. Here is a description from the website:

 

 

What is MoodGYM?

 

MoodGYM is an innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It consists of five modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook and feedback assessment.

 

Using flashed diagrams and online exercises, MoodGYM teaches the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy – a proven treatment for depression. It also demonstrates the relationship between thoughts and emotions, and works through dealing with stress and relationship break-ups, as well as teaching relaxation and meditation techniques.

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  Free online CBT workshop, self-paced:

 

http://www.allaboutdepression.com/workshops/CBT_Workshop/index.html

 

Haven't tried it yet though, but the only one of its kind that I've found so far.

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I just came across a website www.mytherapycouch.com. It is a support forum for those struggling with depression, PTSD, anxiety, etc. This board is great for support on individual issues that can experienced after coming off the drugs and finally experiencing the emotions that have been buried so long. There is a doctor that you can speak with. I have found it helpful for my PTSD from my childhood traumas. 

 

Does anyone know of any books that can help you recover from PTSD? 

 

Mods if this is out of place or inappropriate, I am genuinely sorry. I do not mean to step on toes. 

Was on antidepressants on and off from 2000-2007 dx with MDD n anxiety.

2009- had like a physical breakdown. Was exhausted n not functioning properly. Still have depression n had become suicidal. Shrink dx bipolar while I never had a single manic episode. I got at least 8-9 hours of sleep every night. I required that to function since a child. I was admitted to the psych ward immediately. Was then put on a cocktail.

Lithium, lamotrigine, wellbutrin, prozac, depakote, Xanax, trazadone and ritalin.

Went through over 50 shock treatments n put on Invega in addition

Spring 2014, made the decision to try to get off some meds.

11 weeks ago I qt quit invega

10/6 reinstated 150 mg of Wellbutrin

I currently take 40 mg of prozac, 300 mg of lamotrigine, 1 mg of Xanax, 150 mg of trazadone

I am down from three medications. The forementioned others that I was initially put on I stopped prior to 2014.

I am hoping to be med free one day. I do not have any intention of stopping the current ones right now. I'm going to give my body a little more time to adjust.

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This is an interactive program online called MoodGYM.

 

I haven't tried it yet, but it looks very cool. Here is a description from the website:

 

 

What is MoodGYM?

 

MoodGYM is an innovative, interactive web program designed to prevent depression. It consists of five modules, an interactive game, anxiety and depression assessments, downloadable relaxation audio, a workbook and feedback assessment.

 

Using flashed diagrams and online exercises, MoodGYM teaches the principles of cognitive behaviour therapy – a proven treatment for depression. It also demonstrates the relationship between thoughts and emotions, and works through dealing with stress and relationship break-ups, as well as teaching relaxation and meditation techniques.

 

I just made an account at the above site and started some of the exercises, it looks good. Its free and you don't even have to give them your email address.

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http://llttf.com/ has also been highly recommended by our lovely mammaP.

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i found online one long and detailed CBT book, if you guys are functional enough to read, because often i'm not.
the name sounds offensive and of course doesn't mean that we are dummies.. but the book in general is good and as i said, detailed.

here is a PDF format: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Dummies

 

there are a lot of books who have in their name "for dummies", for example "depression for dummies" and similar and i think that those books are good, i'm using one of them for my struggles.

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I also use these free cognitive guided meditation practice recordings which are free.. https://www.guilford.com/companion-site/Mindfulness-Based-Cognitive-Therapy-for-Depression-Second-Edition/audio

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Hi I was looking into online therapy ,has anyone got experience in doing this .

I'm very dubious about this over the internet.

Thanks in advance for any replys 

Alcohol free since February 2015 

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4.5MG PROZAC.

 

 

 

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Powerback, there are a number of venues through which you can seek out online therapy, at least in the U.S.

I do some of this myself, as a psychologist, for people in the U.S., specifically in New York state (professional licensure is state by state here).

Check out livehealthonline.com  or AmericanWell.com for information about how this is done.

I do not know about Ireland, though, as far as their rules or coverage--sorry.  Ask your health authorities there about this.

Online therapy is an up and coming thing now and it will probably get more and more popular.

Be careful though that you don't hook up with a therapist who knows nothing about WD. They can do you more harm than good.

 

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Prozac 10 - 30 mg Jan. 2008 - Dec. 2014

Ritalin 30-40 mg Jan. 2008 - Mar. 2015

W/d sx from Prozac started around 3 months after cessation--crying spells, depressed mood, lethargy; resolved in 8 - 12 mos. post cessation

Used and continue to use a TON of alternative methods--meditation, mindfulness, nutrition. supplements, exercise, etc.

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24 minutes ago, DrugfreeProf said:

Powerback, there are a number of venues through which you can seek out online therapy, at least in the U.S.

I do some of this myself, as a psychologist, for people in the U.S., specifically in New York state (professional licensure is state by state here).

Check out livehealthonline.com  or AmericanWell.com for information about how this is done.

I do not know about Ireland, though, as far as their rules or coverage--sorry.  Ask your health authorities there about this.

Online therapy is an up and coming thing now and it will probably get more and more popular.

Be careful though that you don't hook up with a therapist who knows nothing about WD. They can do you more harm than good.

 

Thanks DP for your insight .

 

Alcohol free since February 2015 

1MG diazepam

4.5MG PROZAC.

 

 

 

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