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Are there psychiatrists who provide more behavioral modification therapy than medication therapy?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Yes: There are definitely psychiatrists who preferentially use psychotherapy and other methods to help their patients, before going to pharmaceuticals. However, you have to realize that many in our culture insist on rapidly being prescribed pills to "get rid of" or "fix" symptoms without ever investigating their causes or messages. Insurance companies may make similar demands.

Answered 5/8/2016

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Dr. Morgan Feibelman answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Yes: Psychiatrists can provide the full range of therapies in addition to medication management. There are some out there that still do psychoanalysis, as well as many of the newer therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy and others. It may take internet searches or referrals to find them, however.

Answered 5/3/2016

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