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Psychotherapies
Pros and Cons

Pros for this therapy

Psychotherapy can help you make dramatic changes in your life. Psychotherapy seeks to discover and address the underlying causes of psychological issues. Psychotherapy allows you to explore your symptoms and defenses in a constructive manner. Psychotherapy is a great tool to lead you to awareness, which can allow you to make the dramatic changes that will help you to move forward.

Cons for this therapy

There are very few cons for psychotherapy, however patients who are in an acute psychotic state or severely depressed and suicidal may need hospitalization and medication to be initially stabilized. Patients with anorexia, severe personality disorders, or other organic brain diseases such as schizophrenia may need medical attention as well. All courses of psychotherapy should be supervised by a psychiatrist as part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

Since therapy can bring up painful memories or feelings, sometimes people may need to wait until their lives are stabilized before therapy can be successful. Other times, if therapy is successful and someone makes a life change, this may be difficult for some old relationships to sustain. While most people will be happy that someone is undergoing therapy for self-improvement, there will always be people who do not like the 'new' person, and this will put a strain on, and sometimes end, a relationship, which can be painful.