23 doctors weighed in:
Is psychological 'help' really effective?
23 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
16 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
I am a huge fan of psychological treatment.
I often find people in very intense and stressful personal circumstances expect a magic cure from anti-depressants, but a pill can't cure a bad boss, friendship, maritial problems, etc. The benefit of augmenting any medical treatment with a caring advocate who can help you see clearly through solutions depression itself often clouds can be key!

In brief: Yes
I am a huge fan of psychological treatment.
I often find people in very intense and stressful personal circumstances expect a magic cure from anti-depressants, but a pill can't cure a bad boss, friendship, maritial problems, etc. The benefit of augmenting any medical treatment with a caring advocate who can help you see clearly through solutions depression itself often clouds can be key!
Dr. Michael Klein
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Great answer! Through the years "psychological help" or "counseling has gotten a bad reputation and many people want to avoid it. It is immensely helpful. I prefer to look at it as skill set training.We are not born automatically knowing how to solve or even understand all relationship issues and a trained therapist can make a huge difference.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
11 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, unless someone
Seeks help under duress and has no intention of taking that help.
Oddly enough even then some folks relent and actually benefit from the therapy. That occurs quite often in drug and alcohol programs where people are forced into treatment legally.

In brief: Yes, unless someone
Seeks help under duress and has no intention of taking that help.
Oddly enough even then some folks relent and actually benefit from the therapy. That occurs quite often in drug and alcohol programs where people are forced into treatment legally.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Horacio Capote
like many things in life, you get out of it what you put into it.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Well put, Dr. Hazlett and Dr. Capote.
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Psychological Help
Yes, alone or with medications, psychological help is very effective for several mental health conditions.
This psychological help can be from your primary care provider or a psychologist or both. With proper counselling, patients tend to feel better sooner and for longer periods of time.

In brief: Psychological Help
Yes, alone or with medications, psychological help is very effective for several mental health conditions.
This psychological help can be from your primary care provider or a psychologist or both. With proper counselling, patients tend to feel better sooner and for longer periods of time.
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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