Talk:Cognitive behavioral therapy

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Criticisms section edits[edit]

Section on meta analyses of CBT for schizophrenia states "Several meta-analyses have shown CBT to be effective in schizophrenia,[34][56]" - only the Wykes et al is a meta analysis - the other paper is not and should be removed or replaced

Submission[edit]

Hello, this is my first edit on Wikipedia so I apologize in advance for any mistakes I make or even if the changes I suggest sounds ridiculous. I noticed that in the medical use for cognitive behavioral therapy that eating disorders appears over and over again. I wished to add something to the criticism section about that use of cognitive behavioral therapy and this therapy's problem with drop out rates. I will focus on use of cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat anorexia nervosa and how the success rates are not necessarily the highest. Here is my suggested change:

Medical terminology[edit]

I continue to be troubled by the verbiage on this page referring to CBT as a medicine and/or having medical uses. I feel it is not representative of what CBT truly is. As a therapist, I am ethically obligated to inform my clients that these, and other, interventions are not "medicines", "cures", or anything of the sorts. CBT is merely a theory of what causes human suffering and one plausible way to alleviate it. This is actually well-documented within the APA. I fear that clients unfamiliar with it might with read this page and come to a CBT therapist with unreasonable expectations. A recent meta-analysis out of Norway, documenting the consistent decline in CBT effectiveness since 1978, proposed clients' excess expectations as one reason for its decline. What are the thoughts of the community anent this? Urstadt (talk) 20:45, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Another option may be to leave the page exactly as it is but make mention of this issue in the criticism section of the article. Urstadt (talk) 01:47, 8 November 2015 (UTC)