Posted by SLS on November 21, 2009, at 0:13:34
In reply to Re: No benefit to adding psychotherapy to medication » SLS, posted by morganator on November 20, 2009, at 23:43:26
> I have seen psychotherapy help several people that were taking medication. I have seen the most improvement with people that are in individual therapy and then moved on the group therapy. Flat out therapy works for many many people. The problem is that it is NOT easy at all. I think this may be one reason why so many people don't have success with it. Also, it is hard to find a really good therapist. Hopefully this will change.
I believe that psychotherapy can be helpful for a whole lot of people with depression. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother with it myself. However, with affective disorders, it often happens that little progress is made with psychotherapy until one begins to respond to somatic therapy.