PSYCHOTHERAPY

PSYCHOTHERAPY Therapy

Psychotherapy is an intense, deeply personal form of treatment sometimes referred to as “talk therapy.” Psychotherapy is an effective tool to initiate change in the personality structure of the individuals, at both surface and deeper levels, in a direction which cause the individuals to achieve greater level of integration, less internal conflict, and more energy utilizable for effective living. Additionally psychotherapy creates change in behaviors away from behaviors generally regarded as immature, and toward behaviors regarded as mature.

Studies have found that short-term and long-term psychotherapy improved psychosocial functioning and quality of life. The method of psychotherapy is to explore both the roots and the consequences of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors and the connection between the three. By identifying patterns in the way you perceive the world and the way you respond to events, we begin to understand how these maladaptive patterns are affecting your life. Our therapists will help you learn new ways of interpreting the world around you, ways of directing your thoughts into more positive channels, and ways of discarding destructive thoughts, patterns and behaviors. Psychotherapy guides you toward a place of strength and peace. Unlike the popular belief that only those with sever mental disorder need therapy, psychotherapy has proven very effective for ordinary people that just need support managing challenges of everyday life.

One out of four patients with a psychiatric disorder does not tolerate or sufficiently respond to standard treatments, leading to impaired quality of life, significant morbidity and mortality, as well as high socioeconomic costs.

With the advent of functional brain imaging methods (such as SPECT, PET, fMRI, and MEG), it has become possible to include a new dimension in the measurements, namely changes in brain functions after psychotherapy Scientific studies provide evidence regarding the effectiveness of psychotherapy on various mental health issues that directlt effect various regions of the brain that is directly related to mood regulation. One study found that only after 5 weeks of guided imagery therapy, which is a form of , the most cirical parts of brain of patient with major depressive disorder were effected and patients were relieved of their symptoms. Additionally Psychotherapy increases the amount of serotonin receptors in the brains of patients with major depressive disorder.

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