What is Psychologist?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Clinical psychologists work most often in counseling centers, independent or group practices, hospitals, or clinics with clients who seeking therapy for mental health issues.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major depressive disorder 78 102
Support mental / emotional health 60 101
Generalized anxiety disorder 44 81
Post-traumatic stress disorder 35 14
Depressed mood 30 12

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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 2
Moderate 4
Mild 14
None 150

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Psychologist

Side effect Patients
Panic attacks 2
Aggressive behavior 1
Attention deficit disorder 1
Embarrassment 1
Mental confusion 1
Sadness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Psychologist

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 5
50 min monthly 2
120 min monthly 2
50 min weekly 2
90 min yearly 1
180 min yearly 1
45 min monthly 1
55 min monthly 1
60 min monthly 1
100 min monthly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Psychologist

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 22
Other 20
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 15
Expense 14
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 14
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 12
I didn't have enough time 7
Found another therapist or program I preferred 6
No convenient appointments available 5
Change in health plan coverage 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 2
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Duration

Currently going to Psychologist

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 6

Stopped going to Psychologist

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 23
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 16
2 - 5 years 18
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 129
Usually 35
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 8
Somewhat hard to take 19
A little hard to take 29
Not at all hard to take 114
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 9
$100-199 32
$50-99 5
$25-49 7
< $25 30
Not specified 87
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11 patient evaluations for Psychologist

Aug 1, 2014 (Started Aug 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for persistent worrying)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (guilt about what should be accomplished)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: The particular therapist/therapy I do not think was helpful to me. I never felt like I was making much progress on my core issues and anxieties. I initially came to this therapist for help with my performance anxiety and depression around writing and creating; I couldn't complete or focus on my school work that required any writing without suffering and panic. I also experienced this with painting and other work, but especially writing. We spent about 2-3 months doing a full diagnosis, and we did not find anything new. I did not like the treatment method she used, but I was drawn to her because of her knowledge of holistic treatments, and that she understood my sensitivity to anti-depressants and other medications. and I don't think I felt comfortable with her to tell her what was actually going on. Once in awhile when I would really open up and get into a deeper understanding of myself, it would be ignored and she would hyper focus on whatever issues or task of the week. Everything we did was too compartmentalized, and that stressed me out more. I feel like a lot of time was wasted talking about things I did not want to talk about. I often left feeling worse because I didn't complete the goals we would have set for the previous week, yet still filled with so many thoughts and issues I wanted to talk about it my head. Everything that we talked about was just very superficial, and almost too cold/clinical. "Did you complete this, did the fighting with your dad decrease, how is the depression from 1-10" She also does not know much/or anything besides what she read in the DSM about Borderline Personality Disorder (or that's what it seemed maybe I am harshly judging), so I am now going to seek someone with a different approach, and knowledge of my main disorder. She was very helpful in helping me apply to programs and find hospitals when I needed to, giving me a discounted co-payment, and other accommodations, but I just could not connect with her advice. I felt like I was scattered in my treatment too often which lead me to feeling more incompetent than I already do on a daily basis. We would talk about trying new things like hypnosis, art therapy and other different methods with her but we would never get around to them, its like she would forget our next meeting. (which made me feel terrible because that is a huge trigger for me to start things and never finish them, or say you are going to do something and never do them.) I don't know how much of anything is my therapists fault, and I appreciate everything she has done for me, but I think it is time to seek a different treatment. She would talk a lot about how she helped her other patients using different methods, but I never felt like she was helping me. Tip: If you do not feel open/comfortable with your therapist do not feel pressure to continue with them. I was waiting things out for a long time, but I did not accept it was not working.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 17, 2013 (Started Aug 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for persistent worrying)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for problems concentrating)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 min Monthly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 25, 2013 (Started Aug 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 17, 2012 (Started Aug 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2012 (Started Aug 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (PTSD triggers)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: There are weeks that I have such a hard time going. I know I need to work through my issues, I KNOW my moods deteriorate horribly when I stop going, but some sessions are so painful and I feel like all I do is cry and feel even worse when I go home. Of course, after a few days of processing everything from the session, I usually see things in a better light, but it's like ripping off a huge bandaid on a very hairy arm, it just hurts that much in the moment. This is something that we actively monitor (my Psychologist and I) because the 'stopping going' is a known pattern of mine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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