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Cognitive Therapy for Depression: How to Start

If you feel you might be depressed, the first thing to do is call your primary care physician. He or she can probably refer you to a professional therapist or psychiatrist who is knowledgeable about cognitive therapy.

If not, you can find a cognitive therapist in your area by contacting one of the following professional organizations:

Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research


Cognitive Therapy for Depression: 5 Questions to Ask Your Provider

Here are questions to ask your provider if you are considering cognitive therapy for depression:

1.       Should I take antidepressants if I'm trying cognitive therapy?

2.       How do I find a therapist who practices cognitive therapy?

3.       Will my health insurance cover cognitive therapy?

4.       When can I expect to start feeling better?

5.       How will I know cognitive therapy is working for me?

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