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 59
Support mental / emotional health 67 41
Generalized anxiety disorder 44 27
Post-traumatic stress disorder 40 35
Dissociative identity disorder 39 31

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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 4
Moderate 16
Mild 23
None 125

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Psychotherapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 5
Confusion 3
Flashbacks 2
Increased anxiety 2
Aggressive behavior 1
Anticipatory anxiety 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Psychotherapy

Dosage Patients
weekly 7
60 min weekly 5
monthly 5
120 min monthly 4
50 min weekly 4
60 min monthly 2
90 min monthly 2
100 min monthly 2
50 min monthly 1
22.5 min weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Psychotherapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 32
Expense 25
Felt finished with this treatment 22
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 20
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 16
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 5
No convenient appointments available 5
Change in health plan coverage 2
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently going to Psychotherapy

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 17

Stopped going to Psychotherapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 23
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 19
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 117
Usually 41
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 17
Somewhat hard to take 44
A little hard to take 57
Not at all hard to take 50
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 27
$100-199 15
$50-99 15
$25-49 5
< $25 53
Not specified 53
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15 patient evaluations for Psychotherapy

Apr 29, 2018 (Started Aug 01, 2017)

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

Oct 8, 2017 (Started Aug 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Asperger's syndrome)
  • 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: Daily
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
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • 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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