Why Should I Work with a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist to Treat Depression?

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For the present day, predominantly, psychiatry is about treating from a medical point of view, looking at the brain as having and variety of neuro-chemicals dancing around hopefully in unison, sometimes not, and I will often refer patients to psychiatrist to understand the new answers of different symptoms that maybe showing up that that can help inform the psychiatrist as to which medication might be most helpful.

That sort of medication alone is typically not as effective by itself without psychotherapy, without what we would generally call talk therapy, and in looking for a therapist to work with understanding what's going on in your life, it's created whatever situation you're struggling with, you want someone who has a fair amount of experience.

The research shows that experience doing psychotherapy is one of the ways to project successful outcome in therapy another is someone who is able to work with you and engage you rather than simply talking at you one of the persistent and consistent findings about what makes for effective psychotherapy is the patients sense of feeling felt that the therapist gets from, that there is a connection.

That seems to be one of the best predictors of out coming psychotherapy that tends to happen more frequently with, therapists who have more experience, but regardless of your psychotherapy approach whether your [xx] behavior or psycho dynamic or existential or any number or any other schools or thoughts, really if you don't feel connected to the person that you are sitting with.

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