Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is the use of therapy methods to help people with mental illness or emotional problems. Some methods are:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy to change how a person thinks and feels about problems they are having
- Interpersonal therapy to improve how a person relates to the people in their life
- Psychodynamic therapy to look at past problems, conflicts, and thought patterns
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|Psychotherapy can help patients cope by decreasing the effects of emotional triggers.|
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a (Counseling; Emotion-Based Psychotherapy; Individual Therapy; Psychosocial Therapy; Talk Therapy)
American Psychiatric Association https://www.psychiatry.org
Mental Health America http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net
Canadian Mental Health Association https://cmha.ca
Canadian Psychiatric Association https://www.cpa-apc.org
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