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talk therapy

n.
Any of various forms of psychotherapy using verbal communication for treating mental and emotional disorders, in contrast to one using drugs, physical exercise, or some other technique.

talk therapist n.
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According to The New York Times, the rapidly growing initiative, which has gotten little publicity outside of England, offers virtually open-ended talk therapy free of charge at clinics throughout the country.
OCD is commonly treated with antidepressant medications, talk therapy, or a combination of the two.
Recent discoveries around this relationship have made us consider using talk therapy and antidepressants as possible treatments for symptoms of chronic gut problems.
Such specialists usually combine medication, talk therapy and other behavioral therapies such as exercise and meditation.
The treatment package for major depression and anxiety disorder includes medication, talk therapy, stress management techniques, nutritional supplementation and lifestyle changes.
He said that depressed teens can benefit from talk therapy offered by pediatric and family practices.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of talk therapy, is about as effective as antidepressants at treating depression, according to research published Dec.
And finally, one-on-one talk therapy where the patient learns how to use tools to build social relationships, reduce substance use and help manage their symptoms.
Author Tim Desmond presents students, instructors, mental health professionals working in a wide variety of contexts, and general interest readers with an examination of techniques to maintain a sense of compassion toward the self while undergoing psychotherapy and other forms of talk therapy.
Taking place during the Revolutionary years, the novel explores Morris' mind and his emotions, which are relentlessly probed by a persistent mercenary Hessian Major in what today we would call psychological counseling, or talk therapy.
My client was shocked, and it was cold, but almost as soon as we hit the street, she came unstuck, and I knew with every cell inside of me that my chosen profession was no longer "talk therapy" but "walk and talk therapy.
This underappreciation of the value of talk therapy by trained psychiatrists might explain why we seem to have ceded this important tool to other mental health professionals.