What is Psychotherapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

Most popular types: Bioenergetic Psychotherapy

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Psychotherapy is an interpersonal, relational intervention used by trained psychotherapists to aid clients in problems of living.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major depressive disorder 82 61
Support mental / emotional health 72 41
Generalized anxiety disorder 44 27
Post-traumatic stress disorder 41 36
Dissociative identity disorder 40 32

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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 4
Moderate 17
Mild 24
None 127

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Psychotherapy

Side effect Patients Percentage
Anxious mood 5
Confusion 3
Crying 2
Depressed mood 2
Flashbacks 2
Increased anxiety 2

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Psychotherapy

Dosage Patients Percentage
weekly 10
90 min monthly 2
120 min monthly 2
monthly 2
45 min monthly 1
22.5 min weekly 1
100 min monthly 1
180 min monthly 1
45 min weekly 1
50 min weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Psychotherapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 32
Expense 26
Felt finished with this treatment 23
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 20
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 17
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 9
Found another therapist or program I preferred 7
Doctor's advice 6
I didn't have enough time 6
No convenient appointments available 5
Change in health plan coverage 3
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently going to Psychotherapy

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 3
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 11

Stopped going to Psychotherapy

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 23
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 19
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 120
Usually 42
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 17
Somewhat hard to take 46
A little hard to take 58
Not at all hard to take 51
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 28
$100-199 15
$50-99 16
$25-49 5
< $25 54
Not specified 54
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15 patient evaluations for Psychotherapy

Apr 29, 2018 (Started Aug 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Asperger's syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly

Oct 8, 2017 (Started Aug 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Asperger's syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fear of being in love (philophobia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Weekly
Advice & Tips: l'abilify me rend KO, j'ai pris 4 kg en 15 jours l'hospitalisation devrait durer 8 à 15 jours avec saisie de revenues laurent

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 30, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Psychotherapy is good for everyone who actively participates in it. You get out of it what you put into it. Especially effective for the psych part of us all. There is unknown healing powers in taking issues out to another person.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 3, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 28, 2014 (Started Oct 28, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: 2014 first appointment after intake appointment. With my past experience I expect that this is a good match for me. I did find the suportive connection I feel I need at this time. Therapy is hard work and today was no exception, I was surprised to say the least that I found under my fear of up coming jaw surgery was the thought I did not want to 'come home' or survive the procedure. Even typing this it is to fresh and painful, but I am safe, and have a Pdoc appointment tomorrow, which I promised I would keep, (I never miss no matter what, and and almost always early) The Tdoc sees that I am strong and have skills to manage yet maybe I should ask my Pdoc to brainstorm and adjust my meds. As Tdoc sees deep sadness, not the flatness. Could I ever admit to being sad? Hummm, of course if I was not feeling anything why would i be crying as I type this?
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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