Medication Treatment

Although Cognitive Behavioral Therapy alone is sufficient in many cases in treating a wide variety of problems, occasionally therapy alone is not enough to significantly reduce a patient’s symptoms. In some cases the levels of distress may be too high, or the patient may have difficulty exposing himself to the emotionally challenging aspects of therapy due to negative past experiences with emotion.

The CBT Institute maintains a psychiatrist on staff and offers the option to receive medication treatment in order to reduce symptoms of high distress and boost efficacy of the therapy. According to research performed in the U.S. and Europe, the combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and medication is the recommended treatment for certain disorders.

The CBT Institute’s goal in therapy is to enable patients’ independence and therefore as the patient improves the therapist works in conjunction with the psychiatrist on reducing the dosage when appropriate.

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