Pros And Cons Of Psychotherapy

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Medicine or Therapy
Should psychologist prescribe both psychotherapy and medicine for mental patients? Most researchers say psychotherapy will no longer be needed ,because the medication can take it’s place. (Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health provider. During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition, moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors.) Psychotherapy should not be eliminated for mental patients; both medication and therapy should be used for helping the patient. The medicine should help control the patient 's problem, but not their attitude, however psychotherapy helps the problem being dealt with and their attitude. Psychotherapy also helps the patients express themselves; meanwhile the medicine prescribed to these patients will make them quiet, sleepy and sometimes even give them a depression.
Long since World War 1 much research has been done into whether mental patients should have medicine or psychotherapy. Most researchers think medicine can take over the job of therapy. However, only a 29% percent of psychologist thought a combination of both medicine and therapy would help the patient the most. Which many people think should be a higher percentage because the problem the patient is facing might be giving them a depression, stress or etc. However, if the patient took the medicine, it could help their condition and when he/she takes therapy, he can talk to
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