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Multimodal Therapy
Pros and Cons

Pros for this therapy

As an approach of CBT, multimodal therapy would be effective for a variety of disorders, such as those of the mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, and other psychotic disorders. Because multimodal therapy addresses all aspects of the personality, there is a good chance that someone’s problem can be adequately addressed. Like CBT, multimodal therapy may not be effective in treating psychiatric problems caused solely by drug or alcohol abuse. These patients may have more success with multimodal therapy after (ideally complete) abstinence has been achieved.

Cons for this therapy

Multimodal therapy, as an approach of CBT is unlikely to be effective in treating psychiatric problems caused solely by drug or alcohol abuse. It has been argued that the treatment of such patients should be directed at tackling their substance abuse problems (ideally aiming for complete abstinence) prior to the commencement of CBT.