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 6 2
Psychosis disorder 3 0
Bipolar disorder 2 3
Family related stress 2 3
Generalized anxiety disorder 2 2

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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
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Therapy

Side effect Patients
Chronic pain 1
Difficulty sleeping through night 1
Irritability 1
Suicidal thoughts or urges 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Therapy

Dosage Patients
1 other weekly 1
30 min monthly 1
30 min weekly 1
1hours as needed 1
300mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently going to Therapy

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 5
Not specified 1
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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

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