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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, or "talk therapy", is a way to treat people with a mental disorder by helping them understand their illness. It teaches people strategies and gives them tools to deal with stress and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps patients manage their symptoms better and function at their best in everyday life.

Sometimes psychotherapy alone may be the best treatment for a person, depending on the illness and its severity. Other times, psychotherapy is combined with medications. Therapists work with an individual or families to devise an appropriate treatment plan.

What are the different types of psychotherapy?

Many kinds of psychotherapy exist. There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. In addition, some therapies have been scientifically tested more than others. Some people may have a treatment plan that includes only one type of psychotherapy. Others receive treatment that includes elements of several different types. ...

 
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What is psychotherapy?

  • Psychotherapy, or "talk therapy", is a way to treat people with a mental disorder by helping them understand their illness.
  • It teaches people strategies and gives them tools to deal with stress and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors.
  • Psychotherapy helps patients manage their symptoms better and function at their best in everyday life.
  • Sometimes psychotherapy alone may be the best treatment for a person, depending on the illness and its severity. Other times, psychotherapy is combined with medications.
  • Therapists work with an individual or families to devise an appropriate treatment plan.
  • Many kinds of psychotherapy exist. There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach.

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