Psychotherapy Index

Featured: Psychotherapy Main Article

Psychoteraphy is often the first form of treatment recommended for depression. Psychotherapy helps depression by helping people understand the behaviors, emotions and ideas that contribute to their depression, regain a sense of control and pleasure in life, and learn coping techniques as well as problem solving skills.

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Panic Attacks Panic attacks are sudden feelings of terror that strike without warning. These episodes can occur at any time, even during sleep....learn more »
      In This Article
      Panic Attacks Article
      • Panic attack facts
      • What are panic attacks?
      • What are panic attack symptoms and signs in adults, teenagers, and children?
      • Are panic attacks serious?
      • What are causes and risk factors for panic attacks?
      • How is panic disorder diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for panic attacks? What medications treat panic attacks?
      • What are complications of untreated panic attacks?
      • What is the prognosis for panic disorder?
      • How are panic attacks prevented?
    • Dissociative Identity Disorder Dissociative identity disorder (formerly known as multiple personality disorder or split personality disorder) is a mental...learn more »
      In This Article
      Dissociative Identity Disorder Article
      • Dissociative identity disorder (DID) facts
      • What is dissociative identity disorder?
      • What are causes and risk factors of dissociative identity disorder?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of dissociative identity disorder?
      • How is dissociative identity disorder diagnosed?
      • What are the treatment methods for dissociative identity disorder?
      • What is the prognosis for dissociative identity disorder?
      • What are complications of dissociative identity disorder?
      • How can dissociative identity disorder be prevented?
    • Alcoholism Alcoholism is a disease that includes alcohol craving and continued drinking despite repeated alcohol-related problems, such as...learn more »
      In This Article
      Alcoholism Article
      • Alcohol use disorder facts
      • What is alcohol abuse?
      • What is alcoholism?
      • What differentiates alcohol abuse from alcoholism?
      • What are risk factors for alcoholism?
      • What causes alcoholism? Is alcoholism hereditary?
      • What are alcohol use disorder symptoms and signs in teenagers, women, men, and the elderly?
      • How do physicians diagnose alcohol use disorder?
      • What are the stages of alcohol use disorder?
      • What is the treatment for alcohol use disorder?
      • What medications treat alcohol use disorder?
      • How can you tell if someone has a drinking problem?
      • Can an alcoholic just cut back or stop drinking?
      • Is there a safe level of drinking?
      • Is it safe to drink alcohol while pregnant?
      • How can someone find more information or get help or support to treat alcohol use disorder?
      • What are the long-term physical and psychological effects of alcohol use disorder?
      • What is codependency, and what is the treatment for codependency?
      • Is it possible to prevent alcohol use disorder?
      • What is the prognosis of alcohol use disorder?
    • Depression Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts and affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one...learn more »
      In This Article
      Depression Article
      • Depression facts
      • What is a depressive disorder?
      • What are myths about depression?
      • What are the types of depression, and what are depression symptoms and signs?
      • Depression symptoms and signs in men
      • Depression symptoms and signs in women
      • Depression symptoms and signs in teenagers
      • Depression symptoms and signs in children
      • What are the causes and risk factors for depression?
      • Postpartum depression
      • How is depression diagnosed?
      • What treatments are available for depression?
      • What is the general approach to treating depression?
      • What about sexual dysfunction related to antidepressants?
      • What about discontinuing antidepressants?
      • What are complications of depression?
      • What is the prognosis for depression?
      • How can depression be prevented?
      • What about self-help and home remedies for depression?
      • How can someone help a person who is depressed?
      • Where can one seek help for depression?
      • What is in the future for depression?
      • Where can people find more information about depression?
    • Psychotic Disorders Psychotic disorders are a group of serious illnesses that affect the mind. Different types of psychotic disorders include...learn more »
      In This Article
      Psychotic Disorders Article
      • Psychotic disorder facts
      • What are the different types of psychotic disorders?
      • How common are psychotic disorders?
      • What are causes and risk factors for psychotic disorders in children, teenagers, and adults?
      • What are psychotic disorder symptoms and signs?
      • How are psychotic disorders diagnosed?
      • What are the treatments for psychotic disorders?
      • What are potential complications of medications used to treat psychotic disorders?
      • Is it possible to treat psychotic disorders without medication?
      • What are complications of psychotic disorders?
      • What is the prognosis for people with a psychotic disorder?
      • Can psychotic disorders be prevented?
      • Where can people find additional information about psychotic disorders?
    • Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder (or manic depression) is a mental illness characterized by depression, mania, and severe mood swings. Treatment...learn more »
      In This Article
      Bipolar Disorder Article
      • Bipolar disorder facts
      • What is bipolar disorder?
      • What is the history of bipolar disorder?
      • What are the types of bipolar disorder?
      • What are bipolar disorder causes and risk factors?
      • What are bipolar disorder symptoms and signs in adults, teenagers, and children?
      • How is bipolar disorder diagnosed?
      • What illnesses coexist with bipolar disorder?
      • What are bipolar disorder medications and other treatments? Are there any home remedies or alternative treatments for bipolar disorder?
      • How is bipolar disorder treated during pregnancy and the postpartum period?
      • What are complications and the prognosis/effects over time of bipolar disorder?
      • Can bipolar disorder be prevented?
      • Where can people find more information about bipolar disorder?
      • Where can people find support to help them or someone they know cope with bipolar disorder?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health & Living

Health News

Health Features

Tools & References

FDA Drug Labels on RxList.com