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
120 min monthly 2
50 min weekly 2
90 min yearly 1
180 min yearly 1
45 min monthly 1
50 min monthly 1
55 min monthly 1
60 min monthly 1
45 min weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Psychologist

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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 12
10 years or more 5

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

Jun 20, 2012 (Started Jan 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 7, 2012 (Started May 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Yearly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 28, 2011 (Started May 07, 2009)

  • 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
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