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Psychotherapy is “talk” therapy. It involves talking with a mental health professional to treat a mental illness. Psychotherapy can occur one-on-one or in a group. Research shows that support from family and friends can be an important part of therapy.
Study highlights opposite effects of gene following different types of environmental events

Study highlights opposite effects of gene following different types of environmental events

Depressed women with sexual abuse histories benefit from Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Trauma

Depressed women with sexual abuse histories benefit from Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Trauma

Rochester and Minnesota team receives grant to create center for child maltreatment studies

Rochester and Minnesota team receives grant to create center for child maltreatment studies

Environmentally-induced gene activity influences IQ test performance

Environmentally-induced gene activity influences IQ test performance

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

Brain region for stress control is enlarged in people with depression, finds study

Short-term psychotherapy improves mental health of women caring for children with chronic conditions

Short-term psychotherapy improves mental health of women caring for children with chronic conditions

Inhaled form of high blood pressure drug has potential to treat anxiety, pain

Inhaled form of high blood pressure drug has potential to treat anxiety, pain

Study reaffirms success of conditional release programs for criminally insane individuals

Study reaffirms success of conditional release programs for criminally insane individuals

WVU researcher works to improve treatment access for rural depressed patients

WVU researcher works to improve treatment access for rural depressed patients

New guidelines for evaluation and treatment of perimenopausal depression

New guidelines for evaluation and treatment of perimenopausal depression

Huntington's disease may take effect much earlier in life than previously believed, study suggests

Huntington's disease may take effect much earlier in life than previously believed, study suggests

Eye-movement intervention reduces amygdala activity during recall of traumatic memory

Eye-movement intervention reduces amygdala activity during recall of traumatic memory

Ultralaser treatment reduces pain in patients with fibromyalgia

Ultralaser treatment reduces pain in patients with fibromyalgia

Depressed patients treated with nerve stimulation experience improvements in quality of life

Depressed patients treated with nerve stimulation experience improvements in quality of life

FDA approves marketing of brainsway deep transcranial magnetic stimulation system for OCD

FDA approves marketing of brainsway deep transcranial magnetic stimulation system for OCD

Psychedelics may one day be used to treat mental health disorders

Psychedelics may one day be used to treat mental health disorders

Study: Stricter firearm legislation associated with reduced murder and suicide rates

Study: Stricter firearm legislation associated with reduced murder and suicide rates

Virtual reality could offer psychotherapy for fear of heights, study shows

Virtual reality could offer psychotherapy for fear of heights, study shows

Depression and anxiety in heart failure patients linked to adverse outcomes

Depression and anxiety in heart failure patients linked to adverse outcomes

Mindfulness-based approach could improve treatment for people with tinnitus

Mindfulness-based approach could improve treatment for people with tinnitus