What is Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Therapy or treatment, is the attempted remediation of a health problem, usually following a diagnosis. In the medical field, it is synonymous with the word "treatment". Among psychologists, the term may refer specifically to psychotherapy or "talk therapy".

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Depressed mood 8 4
Post-traumatic stress disorder 5 2
Psychosis disorder 3 0
Bipolar disorder 2 3
Generalized anxiety disorder 2 2
Aggressive behavior 1 1

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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 0
Mild 1
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Therapy

Side effect Patients Percentage
Difficulty staying asleep 1
Irritability 1
Suicidal thoughts or urges 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Therapy

Dosage Patients Percentage
30 min monthly 1
300mg as needed 1
weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 4
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 1
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Duration

Currently going to Therapy

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped going to Therapy

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 6
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 5
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Therapy

Sep 15, 2010 (Started Mar 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Monthly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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