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In your opinion, do therapists make things worse?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

Anything that helps may have side effects.
Therapy may uncover repressed memories with bad feelings. Sometimes this is unhelpful. Different types of therapy exist, with newer therapies focused on changing current behaviors and less need to bring up the past. Tell your therapist is you are getting worse and consider another opinion.

In brief: Rarely

Anything that helps may have side effects.
Therapy may uncover repressed memories with bad feelings. Sometimes this is unhelpful. Different types of therapy exist, with newer therapies focused on changing current behaviors and less need to bring up the past. Tell your therapist is you are getting worse and consider another opinion.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Jason Berman
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Temporarily

There is an experience that many psychologists and therapists have with their patients: 'it gets worse before it gets better.' that is, sometimes talking about hard and negative feelings, ideas, that have been suppressed can make the patient feel worse for a while before the subjective experience of healing begins.
The good news is that you can be sharing with your therapist about this experience.

In brief: Temporarily

There is an experience that many psychologists and therapists have with their patients: 'it gets worse before it gets better.' that is, sometimes talking about hard and negative feelings, ideas, that have been suppressed can make the patient feel worse for a while before the subjective experience of healing begins.
The good news is that you can be sharing with your therapist about this experience.
Dr. Jason Berman
Dr. Jason Berman
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