Types of Psychotherapy
There exists a wide variety of psychotherapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT, Psychodynamic or Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy or IPT, humanist therapies and much more. Psychodynamic psychotherapy comprises confiding in the therapist all the concealed feelings of one's heart which would enable one to learn the exact cause and consequence of his problems. Patients will be able to know how an illness affects inter-personal relationships (meaning relationships with one another), based on arguments, etc., in Interpersonal Psychotherapy or IPT. They will also be advised on how to deal with the coping solutions. Humanistic therapies motivate people to develop a positive outlook towards his own thoughts, enhance one's self-confidence and much more.
In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT, therapists determine the behavioural patterns of individuals which have developed from simple ideals and beliefs. Patients are given educative sessions in which they imbibe how to control their thought processes and also how to successfully combat symptoms of stress and stressful circumstances of life. There also exists Family and Marital or Systemic Therapy which aims to counsel all the members of one's family, in order to sort out issues together. This greatly helps the patients since it involves a joint counselling of all the family members, and improves relationships. Patients can also derive assistance of the Cognitive Analytical Therapy or CAT which employs techniques of both CBT and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to realize the root cause of emotional problems.
Diseases treated by Psychotherapy
A wide range of health complications can be successfully eradicated by various kinds of psychotherapy which include anxiety disorders, long-term maladies, depression, bulimia, anorexia nervosa, post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD, borderline personality disorder or BPD, obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD and several others.