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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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"If you're in a psychotic state, you're sort of limited with what you can do in terms of talk therapy or psychotherapy," said lead researcher David Tomasi, PhD.
Mental illness can be managed by a combination of medication and talk therapy.
He said aside mental health conditions, talk therapy was helpful with conditions such as hypertension to help them deal with other underlying psychological issues such as stress and anxiety that can make their blood pressure go up.
"The fantastic thing about these results is that, if you're in a psychotic state, you are sort of limited with what you can do in terms of talk therapy or psychotherapy.
Beginning with a discussion of the historical development of talk therapy, in "Saving Talk Therapy: How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science are Ruining Good Mental Health Care", Enrico Gnaulati (a clinical psychologist based in Pasadena, California) dissects the factors that have undermined traditional psychotherapy today.
More than any other age group, millennials crave social interactions when they are stressed: 40% go out with friends when stressed versus 18% of baby boomers, and 68% of millennials will choose talk therapy with a friend or loved one versus 53% of boomers.
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.
The treatment package for major depression and anxiety disorder includes medication, talk therapy, stress management techniques, nutritional supplementation and lifestyle changes.
The researchers found that those who tried a type of short-term "talk therapy" -- known as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) -- were more likely to recover than those who didn't.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of talk therapy, is about as effective as antidepressants at treating depression, according to research published Dec.