Depression, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and disorders of sleep, sexual, eating, and substance use can be managed by cognitive behavior therapy. The psychotherapist gives CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy, which is a form of talk therapy or psychotherapy. It helps get to know the mental health condition and get rid of contradictory thinking or incorrect thinking, thereby appropriately responding to difficult situations.
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I hear several voices and get paranoid thoughts. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor,I am an 18 year old female. In the past year, I had been hearing several voices telling me to do certain things. Sometimes, I hear things that are not really present. Often, I feel like I am observing my own life as an outsider and this has been happening for two years. I also have trouble... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and completely understand that you have been facing a disturbed state of mind. The symptoms you have mentioned here are indication of a psychotic phenomenon called as hallucinations. It is a kind of phenomenon in which a person sees unusual things such as pers... Read Full »
Please explain the treatment approaches of schizophrenia.
Query: Hello doctor, I have a case that was assigned to me in school, and I want to seek help from doctors. My case is about a girl who has schizophrenia and was diagnosed very early. She shows all the symptoms, like hallucinations, hearing voices, hurting other people and talking to people who are not th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. CBT is usually not useful in schizophrenia when the patient is having fulminant and active symptoms of schizophrenia such as delusions and hallucinations. The prerequisites for CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) are, 1. The patient should be motivated for therapy.2. Th... Read Full »