This book was recommended to me by my CBT...http://www.amazon.com/The-Anxiety-Worry-Workbook-Behavioral/dp/160623918X/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
I benefited SO MUCH from the COMBINATION OF a good CBT, & the Zoloft (100 mg./day) I took for a year under her care in 2012-2013.
Knowing what I know NOW, I realize how important BOTH were. Zoloft helps you to be less anxious, yes. BUT...it doesn't solve anything BY ITSELF!!!!
It helps you be less anxious >>> WHILE <<< you're learning new thinking-skills thru CBT!
* teach you how to view things differently...
* explain how your fears start...
* teach techniques of working thru fears...
* change anything BY ITSELF in LONG-RUN, meaningful ways...
I'm not gonna lie...I was SCARED when my CBT suggested lengthening the time between our visits!! I think the first few visits were 2-3 wks apart. I didn't know if I could do it past a 2 week time-frame! Well...I did it OK, & pretty soon my appts. were 2 MONTHS apart! Then we discussed my tapering off Zoloft after a year...Oh no! She prepared me well for it though, & it went pretty smooth. Last Zoloft pill was April 2013!
I didn't think I could do any of this before.
Well, I just did.
If I can...YOU can