A psychiatrist says psychotherapy can be a potent treatment for serious mental illnesses. Readers are invited to reply.
It is important that the public know that talk therapy is important in the healing process precisely because of its powerful effects on the brain. Medication which is life saving for many tends to be overprescribed. Rather than being introduced as part of a comprehensive treatment that includes psychotherapy, it is often used in its place.
We should be aware of the cultural trends that devalue psychotherapy and the listening healer and the unintended consequences that it may ensue.
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