Starting Therapy: Where to Begin

Taking the steps to go to therapy can feel ambitious, especially when you are struggling with an emotional or mental issue. It takes a lot of courage to speak to someone about your problems and go through the learning process to endure and grow into a stronger person. With Nearly half of American households having had someone seek mental health treatment, it is important that we make the therapy process known. In this blog we are going to talk about what are some types of therapy, how to find a therapist and what to ask the therapist during your first appointment.  Let’s start by looking at some types of therapy as there are many. Some of the most common therapies are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – This is where you work with a mental health counselor in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions, generally between 30 minutes and 2 hours. CBT helps you become aware of negative or uncomfortable thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) – This is a comprehensive evidence-based therapy. The standard DBT treatment package consists of weekly individual therapy sessions, approximately 1 hour, a weekly group skills training session, generally 1.5-2.5 hours, and a therapist consultation team meeting between 1-2 hours.  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – This is an individual therapy typically delivered 1 to 2 ti...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Psychology Treatment Entering therapy therapy basics Source Type: blogs

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Publication date: 2 June 2020Source: Cell Reports, Volume 31, Issue 9Author(s): Laura M. Huckins, Chris Chatzinakos, Michael S. Breen, Jakob Hartmann, Torsten Klengel, Ana C. da Silva Almeida, Amanda Dobbyn, Kiran Girdhar, Gabriel E. Hoffman, Claudia Klengel, Mark W. Logue, Adriana Lori, Adam X. Maihofer, Filomene G. Morrison, Hoang T. Nguyen, Yongjin Park, Douglas Ruderfer, Laura G. Sloofman, Sanne J.H. van Rooij, PTSD Working Group of Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, Dewleen G. Baker
Source: Cell Reports - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
AbstractRationalePosttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a chronic condition that has wide-ranging negative effects on an individual ’s health and interpersonal relationships. Treatments with long-term benefits are needed to promote the safety and well-being of those suffering from PTSD.ObjectivesTo examine long-term change in PTSD symptoms and additional benefits/harms after 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-assisted psychotherapy for treatment of PTSD.MethodsParticipants received two to three active doses of MDMA (75 –125 mg) during blinded or open-label psychotherapy sessions with additional non-...
Source: Psychopharmacology - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study critically reviewed empirically validated PTSD interventions to determine (1) whether positive memories, co...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
BACKGROUND: The use of machine learning techniques to predict diseases outcomes has grown significantly in the last decade. Several studies prove that the machine learning predictive techniques outperform the classical multivariate techniques. We aimed to ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Suicide is an important public health issue. Over 800 000 people die by suicide each year worldwide,1 and approximately 6000 people per year in the UK.2 Self-harm is a public health priority.3 Self-harm is defined as any intentional act of self-injury or s...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
In this prospective longitudinal study, we aimed to determine the prevalence and stability of sleep-wake disturbance and fatigue in a large representative sample of patients (Trondheim mTBI follow-up study). We included 378 patients with mTBI (age 16-60), ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Domestic violence shelters can provide services that are key to ending intimate partner violence. Yet, little is known about the process through which a stay in shelter increases women's ability to move toward the lives they want. The construct of empow...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
OBJECTIVE: The 2015 Formosa Fun Coast Water Park explosion was a devastating disaster in Taiwan, leaving 15 dead and 484 burn injured. The present study estimated the prevalence of probable PTSD, major depression (MDD), and significant posttraumatic growth...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
AbstractCorrelates of post-traumatic growth (PTG) have been examined in the area of health psychology previously, with much focus on aspects of personality, coping, and social support. This systematic review aimed to examine correlates of PTG for those who have experienced a myocardial infarction (MI). Studies which met inclusion criteria were assessed for quality and reviewed. Results showed an inconsistent strength of associations between studies and so conclusions cannot be drawn. Possible reasons for these differences are discussed and recommendations for future research are suggested.
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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