“Dump the Couch! And ditch the Zoloft. A new therapy revolution is here,” says the cover of the April, 2007 issue of Forbes Magazine.
Forbes is referring to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), which has “been shown to be surprisingly effective in quelling an ever expanding array of mental maladies: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress syndrome, bulimia, hypochondria–even insomnia. Now almost 150 clinical trials are under way to learn whether CBT also can help patients with Tourette’s syndrome, gambling addiction, obesity, irritable bowel syndrome and more; one trial studies the therapy in children who have been sexually abused.”
The Forbes article highlights patients who improved with CBT, and includes commentary from leaders in the field, including Dr. Aaron Beck.