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CBT can be helpful, lots of exercises to challenge fears with reason. It has helped me with episodes of panic, needs consistent practice to be effective, but its pretty straightforward and easy to understand. Many people try several medications(trial and error) before they come upon the one that helps. Hope you find the treatment program that works for you soon. Take care
Can't respond re Prozac, but can praise CBT. Approached it on my own with the Sam Obitz book and his helpful TEA form examples, along with a book from the library. Believe there is even a CBT for Dummies book.It takes work to learn it on your own, but what can be better than helping ourselves? Learning is wonderful. Am now waiting for a book on ACT (Acceptance, Commitment Therapy) to perhaps buttress or add to CBT. Don't be afraid to look into CBT. There is much to read on the web and even here with some research. If you go to Medication and Therapy section the top saved thread has information and forms for CBT that might get you started.
I'm doing CBT at the moment but I just started seeing her so we haven't done much yet. I was also seeing a therapist and like your experience, all we did was talk and so I looked for a different therapist one that specializes in CBT. I like it way better so far and on our last appointment she thought me how to do progressive muscle relaxation. I'm going today for an appointment and if I remember correctly she told me she was going to give me some papers to track my moods and negative thoughts. Also I have the book ' the anxiety and phobia workbook' and it helps a lot too. My therapist said she was actually going to recommend it to me if I didn't have it already lol.
I have taken Prozac and it really helped me more than any other anti depressant I have taken. I have panic attacks and agrophobia. It really helped me wish I had stayed on it. I went off after a year and had a time getting back on it due to insomnia. I am still trying to get on something to help. How long have you been on it? It takes about 6- 12 wks to work and then I feel it gets better with more time. How much are you on? You need the right dose. I was on 40 mg for a while and was doing okay on 20 mg. I feel if it works it is a great anti depressant as it gives you energy but for some it is too much. It takes time to find the right anti depressant that works for you. If you think OCD has a lot of anxiety in it.