Psychotherapy

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a interaction between a trained professional and a patient. The problems addressed are psychological in nature and can vary in terms of their causes, influences and triggers. There are many types of psychotherapy used in different health conditions.

Questions and answers on "Psychotherapy"

compare two interventions self care group therapy and psychotherapy as it relates to boundaries, homeostasis, scapegoating, and group leadership.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
psychotherapy and self care group therapy

Detailed Answer:
thanx for asking the query.
you are very intellect person knows alot about psychiatry. really impressive.

psychotherapy is a broad term which comprises different types of therapies one of them is self care group therapy....

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I drain my own blood generally using veins in my arms nearly everyday. i have contemplated my own death so many times. i have had CBT, psychotherapy and councelling and was on citilopram 40mg for 9 months. i am a sports woman tho and due to drug testing i cannot use this medication which helped. what can i do

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Dear
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

I went through your details. I suggest you not to worry much. You definitely are suffering from schizophrenia with suicidal ideation, if the description given you is true. Your version is not acceptably because CBT is a proven way in the cure of so...

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my son was diagnosed with ocd and severe anxiety disorder. he was treated with various drugs but nothing worked well .but combination of fluextine and aripripazole worked reasonably well.he is 13 years old.but due to side effects his aripripazole was stoppedafter 8 months. he is now on fluoxetine only with just started psychotherapy.but he has gone back to his previous level of uncertainty ,anxiety and ocd. what can you advise for desperate parents? we are so upset about him

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HI
Thanks for using healthcare magic

OCD is a chronic anxiety disorder and it takes time to get improved. If he does not get sufficient improvement with medications, then you can try clomipramine or fluvoxamine in his case. These both drugs are very effective in treatment and could help in...

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I have been on several medications for anxiety and I ve had bad reactions to them is there anything else I could do to lower my anxiety \

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Hi,
thanks for using health care magic.
you should find out the cause of anxiety if any.
Anxiety can be controlled with medications and psychotherapy.
you can enroll yourself for stress management and relaxation techniques.
You should consult qualified Psychiatrist for detailed evaluation and...

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I had an emotional shock last year which sent my mind reeling and put me in a severe anxiety state - I have not been able to recover since, despite trying many different medications and also natural therapies (including counselling). I still have extreme anxiety and this has subsequently gone into a clinical depression - to the point where I can hardly function anymore. The only thing that worked a couple of months ago was neurofeedback , but that only lasted a couple of weeks. I am at desperation stage of what to do.

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hi..well, if this is clinically depression, you must try for proper management..combined approach of both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy can work..visit a psychiatrist and let him prescribe anti-depressants in full dose first..also we have augmenting agents if they don't work..we have add-on...

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i only recently found out what is wrong with me, is called anxiety attack. it happen at a funeral after several deaths have happen. it stopped, but now it started and my doctor says i am lacking iron psychiatrist says i m depressed. i thought i was crazy. but i have been through this about 9 yrs ago and drs said it is my mind playing tricks on me.i lived in fear of it returning. it did. it is more fearful to not know what s wrong and if there is a cure. can i be cured

doctor1 MD

Thanks for the excellent question. Let me try to give you as complete an answer as I can. Anxiety and depression march hand in hand quite often. After suffering a life trauma (as you did) one can develop anxiety, depression, or both. These are treatable, and sometimes, though not always, curable....

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for the past 3 months i havnt had any friends i have locked myself away in my bedroom and stayed away from town due to a few people wanting to harm me i have been feeling depressed for this amount of time but no one seems to understand me my brain is blank all the time whenever i try to make conversation with someone my mind goes dead and i get very nervous and anxious talking to anyone please help maby theirs something wrong with my brain

doctor1 MD

Hi Ben Cross,

Welcome to HCM Forum

What you perceived is right -Certainly Something Wrong is going with your brain.

From description written by you here my expert knowledge tells that most probably you having a mental illness caused by chemical changes in your brain.This can be controllable by...

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Hi. I've had deppression all my life but didn't get diagnosed till i was 14 years old and that was by an school psychologist but i didn't start taking medication till i was 18 because my parents were reluctant of following the advice of that psychologist that was that i would benefit from psychotherapeutic invernetion. i'm 29 years old now and have been through 4 psychiatrists and seeing them didn't work neither did the medications that they tried on me. my deppression is causing me so many other medical problems (nail psoriasis, goitre, thyroiditis, elevated creatinine, dehydration) what should i do? how should i get rid of my deppression. is there a chance that it'll totally go away?

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Hello XXXXXXX
You have mentioned that you have felt low throughout your life and diagnosed with depression at age 14. You initially been treated with psychotherapeutic methods and after age of 18 you have shown to 4 psychiatrist who have tried you on some medications also.

Listening to your...

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I am very short temper. Cannot control my anger. Always have the habit of putting my foot in my mouth. thereafter repenting about what i did.

I am 39 years, know my problem, yet not able to control anger, do a lot of spiritual book reading, realise my mistake but not able to overcome it. What should i do for this...I always feel bad that my past was not good, lot my father at 10 years, a brother who sexually abused me at a young age, a brother who never cared for me, my marriage was bad, my wife tried her best to screw my life, i have no kids, to find peace, i tried out abnormal stuffs, like associating with same sex partners, all relief temporary, and till now am going through a very bad patch of life...the struggles do not end..I am suffering day in day out, when i see people around me - normal, have kids and successful, i feel demotivated and bad...Can you suggest some medication to relieve me from this ordeal, can u let me atleast how to control my anger

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXX,
Thanks for the query

I do feel for you for the fact that you have been deprived emotionally from early childhood period as you described. Whoever, passes through such phases, no one else can better understand the suffering then himself

People with ongoing and too many life stressors...

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Hi doctor, to sum up my case, im a 24 year old male who has been suffering from anxiety and panic attacks for more than 3 years till now, but to be honest I am way much better than I was back then, now I can do all the things I used to do for nearly 80% im also prescribed from my psychiatric for psychotherapy sessions and the following medications .5mg of xanax , lustral sertaline 50mg, dogmatil sulpiride 50mg and prothiaden dothiepin 25mg per day, the thing is that im now better for 80% but still not fully cured in addition to, im very vulnerable for relapses due to stressful incidents. How can I be completely cured fast. Thank you and please reply

doctor1 MD

Hi there, thanks for asking. As your doctor has mentioned before, you should have regular psychotherapy sessions for a period of time. In psychotherapy they work on the reasons behind the anxiety. For example, they may see how you deal with the difficult situations which may happen for every...

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