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About "Psychotherapy"

Psychotherapy or talk therapy is the method where a broad variety of mental illness and emotional problems are treated through communication between a person and a mental health specialist. The different types of psychotherapy are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), dialectical behavior therapy, psychodynamic theory, psychoanalysis, and supportive therapy.

Related Terms: Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Anxiety Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety

Recently Answered Questions

Does psychotherapy help in trichotillomania?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from trichotillomania for about 10 years. Usually, when I get stressed or annoyed, I start pulling my hair. I used various home remedies and had ayurveda treatment too, but of no benefit. Currently, I am not on any sort of medication. I got to know that psychothera...  Read Full »
Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is true that habit reversal training psychotherapy works very well for your condition (trichotillomania - urge to pull out one's own hair). Considering all the emotional and physical impact that this condition has had on you, I think spending on therapy is more than ju...  Read Full »
Can psychotherapy treat OCD?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from OCD (Obsessive–compulsive disorder). How can it be treated by psychotherapy?  Read Full »
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you might be aware, OCD is a chronic, relapsing, and debilitating disorder. It has four themes of manifestation that decides the nature of treatment likely to be effective. So, to determine which form of therapy is more suitable for you, a psychiatrist can guide you...  Read Full »

How to stop a panic attack naturally?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a horrible panic attack two weeks ago. My arms and legs went numb. Even now, I am having trouble with them and my balance. What can I do to stop this?  Read Full »
Dr. M K Rathore

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment includes some medicines and psychotherapy. Medication includes antidepressants (SSRI's, TCI), antianxiety drugs. It is better to see a doctor before taking any medicine as the best medication for your panic attacks will depend on a variety of factors, l...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for delusion of jealousy?
Query: Hi doctor, My dad is suffering from a delusion of jealousy for the last three years. What is the treatment for it? The main problem is that my dad has no insight of his problem. How much time will it take to recover? Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Sonia Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment is antipsychotic medicines like Olanzapine, Aripiprazole, etc., followed by insight oriented psychotherapy after remission. But, please ensure that there are no other symptoms like delusions of persecution or control, hearing voices, sleep and appetite chang...  Read Full »
Is it necessary to take medication for anxiety in a subclinical hyperthyroid person?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old male that has suffered from anxiety and anxiety attacks for years. About a year ago during a stressful time, it got worse. It seemed I was nervous all the time, apprehensive, basically felt terrible. This only made anxiety worse, etc. I take a low dose of Klonopin a...  Read Full »
Dr. Rashi Verma
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. Anxiety requires a two-way approach for its management- psychotherapy, and medication. You may benefit most from a combination of the two. It may take some trial and error to discover which treatments work best for you. Psychotherapy: This invo...  Read Full »
I am suffering from OCD. I can wash my body and hands all the time. Kindly advice.
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from OCD. When my sisters and myself were going shopping on a street she touched a septic tank. After that, Inoticed that she touched shopping bags, dresses, and after reaching home she touched curtains, chairs, etc. I am noticing all this and then started washing all t...  Read Full »
Dr. Albana Greca
Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think at this point, you need psychological support. So, I would suggest discussing with psychologist and run psychotherapy to help you out with this washing things and hands problem. Please take note that our body has its own mechanisms to clear all that is bad from ...  Read Full »
My daughter is suffering from anxiety disorder. Is it curable?
Query: Hello doctor, My 30 year old daughter is suffering from anxiety disorder and washes her hands two to three times, as she fails to remember. Also, she faces the same problem during a bath. But with reasoning, she is trying to overcome. We are trying hard by talking to her to reduce her fear and compu...  Read Full »
Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, it appears to be a case of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). It can be treated with both medications and psychotherapy, although the best result is when both modalities are combined. Fluoxetine is a relatively safer drug considering future pr...  Read Full »


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