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Discuss role of stress, psychpathology and psychotherapy on mental diseases?

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Dr. Christopher Michael
Clinical Psychology 16 years experience
Interactive: Psychopathology refers to harmfully unusual psychological qualities of the person caused by biology and traumatic learning histories. Stress consists of a response to upsetting events that triggers or worsens pathological factors. Psychotherapy aims to teach coping for unchangeable factors, de-condition negative factors that were learned, and strengthen positive factors already present.
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy can be used to reduce stress and psychopathology in patients, and reduce symptoms of mental diseases, as you call them.
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