Psychotherapy is interpersonal treatment based on the understanding of psychological principles and mechanisms of mental disease. The treatment approach is often individualized, depending on the psychiatric condition(s) or circumstance. Psychodynamic therapy seeks to bring forward unconscious or repressed thoughts to help address the current behavior. Cognitive-behavioral therapy corrects faulty assumptions and tries to replace maladaptive behavior with healthier alternatives. Psychoeducation provides patients Patients Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures. Clinician–Patient Relationship with information about the disorder, including anticipated problems and treatment so that they are able to manage. Other forms include supportive therapy (short-term therapy to help through a life crisis), motivational interviewing (changing maladaptive behaviors by guiding the patient to be the agent of change for themself), interpersonal therapy (focusing on the relationships rather than repressed thoughts), and dialectical behavioral therapy (using a hierarchy of treatment targets, like reduction of suicidal and dangerous behavior). Treatment is offered in different formats (individual, family, couple, or group). The goals vary and can include changing the individual’s behaviors and thoughts, improving relationships, reducing psychiatric symptoms as well as functional impairment, and involving the family to enhance treatment.
Last updated: Mar 29, 2023
Psychotherapy is interpersonal treatment rooted in psychological principles and mechanisms of mental disease.
Psychotherapy helps patients Patients Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures. Clinician–Patient Relationship identify and diminish adverse feelings and thoughts and develop health-promoting behaviors.
Types of psychotherapy:
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The following are techniques:
|Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy||
|Psychoeducation (and family therapy)||
|Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)||
|Group psychotherapy||Patients Patients Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures. Clinician–Patient Relationship who share a diagnosis guide each other through recovery through discussions, sharing of feelings, and peer support.||
||Substance use disorders|
|Dialectical behavioral therapy||Borderline personality disorder Borderline Personality Disorder A personality disorder marked by a pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. Cluster B Personality Disorders|
|Marital therapy||Couples go to a therapist who identifies individual needs along with the obstacles in meeting those needs.||Marital and sexual conflicts|
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