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Psychotherapy 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. 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. The kind of psychotherapy a person receives depends on his or her needs.
The relationship between a therapist and a client is an extremely important one and should not be taken lightly. The therapist is the one with whom a person needs to be honest, share one’s darkest secrets, fears, and dreams. On the other hand a person’s therapist needs to be honest, educate the person on issues related to mental health and the person’s current struggles.
Knowing this, therapists at Cadabam’s Hospitals will ensure you feel comfortable. The main therapies offered are cognitive, behavioral, family, and dynamic. Therapy and medication are often used together for maximum benefit of the person. There are some disorders where medications are used continuously such as with schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder etc., however anxiety and depression may require medication only as a temporary fix and therapy in the long run to help a person in his/her functioning.