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What is psychotherapy?

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Psychotherapy is often used either alone or in combination with medications to treat mental illnesses. Called "therapy" for short, the word psychotherapy actually involves a variety of treatment techniques. During psychotherapy, a person with a mental illness talks to a licensed and trained mental health care professional who helps him or her identify and work through the factors that may be triggering the illness.

From: Mental Health and Psychotherapy WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

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