Like any therapy, CBT can have very different results for different patients.
CBT begins with an assessment by your therapist. If your therapist’s assessment is that you would not benefit from CBT treatment, then your therapist will usually advise you about other forms of therapy that might be appropriate for your condition.
If your therapist’s assessment is that you would benefit from CBT treatment, then you can expect positive benefits if you participate in your CBT treatment plan.
Many patients find that CBT enables them to overcome their condition and have a normal life, even when other kinds of therapy have not helped them as much in the past.
In general, medical professionals feel that CBT is effective. For that reason, the Department of Health recommends CBT treatment for several of the conditions listed in the section above.