What is Psychiatric Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Psychiatrists specialize in the doctor-patient relationship and are trained in psychotherapy and other therepautic communication techniques. Psychiatrists also prescribe medication, order laboratory tests, utilize neuroimaging in a clinical setting, and conduct physical examinations.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support mental / emotional health 30 8
Major depressive disorder 29 8
Generalized anxiety disorder 22 5
Bipolar disorder 20 5
Depressed mood 19 12
Post-traumatic stress disorder 18 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 5
Mild 6
None 35

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Psychiatric Therapy

Side effect Patients Percentage
Frustration 2
Impulsivity 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Psychiatric Therapy

Dosage Patients Percentage
20 min monthly 1
90 min monthly 1
120 min monthly 1
60 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Psychiatric Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Felt finished with this treatment 5
Other 5
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 3
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 2
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 2
Expense 2
Found another therapist or program I preferred 2
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 2
I didn't have enough time 1
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Duration

Currently going to Psychiatric Therapy

Duration Patients Percentage
10 years or more 4

Stopped going to Psychiatric Therapy

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 35
Usually 10
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 15
A little hard to take 12
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 9
$100-199 5
$50-99 2
$25-49 5
< $25 17
Not specified 8
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7 patient evaluations for Psychiatric Therapy

Jan 19, 2014 (Started Aug 08, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2013 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Yearly
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 8, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 7, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 2, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage:
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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