Talk:Psychotherapy

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Treatments duration[edit]

The "Treatments duration" section badly needs a rewrite. It includes no coverage of the relevant literature, and instead provides discusses relapse rates in depression, which is fairly unrelated: "According to the American Psychological Association, experts suggests that those who have had two depressive episodes in recent years, or three episodes over their life, should be treated on an ongoing basis to prevent recurrent depression:[17] At least 60% of individuals who have had one depressive episode will have another, 70% of individuals who have had two depressive episodes will have a third, and 90% of individuals with three episodes will have a fourth episode." Please consider editing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 1000Faces (talkcontribs) 18:41, 12 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree that the section is misleading for the reasons stated above, and I removed the section until it can be improved. Biogeographist (talk) 22:08, 10 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Poorly illustrated[edit]

This article has only one photo currently. Could we find some more? {{u|Sdkb}}talk 20:16, 27 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please, If you can, explain me that[edit]

In the intro is written that psychotherapy may be "concucted with groups, including families." But the Family psychotherapy is different from the Group psychotherapy. I tried to edit it but my English is insufficient. Explain me please why I was wrong. Thank you. Chomsky (talk) 14:11, 30 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In the broad sense of the word a family is still a group of people. It links to both group therapy and family therapy, so the reader shouldn't think that these are the same thing. As it stands, I don't see a problem with the current way it's written.--Megaman en m (talk) 16:14, 30 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you very much. Chomsky (talk) 07:20, 31 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please, allow me to notice you that I did not understand what is "psychotherapy conducted with groups" until I visited the link. The construction "psychotherapy concucted with groups" is hard to understand (especially if the groups are exemplified by "families"). When the article was rewieved at 26 August 2006 it had excellent intro. As well as the Simple English Wikipedia has good intro. And the Britannica.com, too. I can't bear your wrong intro supported by a single source which even appears in contradiction with it. Chomsky (talk) 06:20, 8 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Chomsky: It's difficult for me to think of any alternative phrasing that would be more understandable. Did you have something in mind? -- Beland (talk) 16:43, 30 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How the group psychotherapies can contain the family psychotherapies?[edit]

Any psychotherapies (except the family psychotherapies) contain only partially the same which contain the group psychotherapies (for example, that members are not acquaintances). The family psychotherapies would have to contain fully the same which contain the group psychotherapies. This they can't satisfy. They can't be the representatives of the group psychotherapies, belong to them. Do you agree? Chomsky (talk) 15:16, 8 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Chomsky: I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean. Families are a proper subset of groups. Group therapy might involve friends, families, or strangers. -- Beland (talk) 16:46, 30 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sentence on pseudoscience[edit]

In this edit, the following sentence was removed from the lead section without a rationale or edit summary (by an editor who has an unhelpful habit of making major changes without writing edit summaries):

Certain types of psychotherapy are considered evidence-based for treating some diagnosed mental disorders, and other types have been criticized as pseudoscience.[1]

The pseudoscience part was added by Beland in this edit. I am not going to restore the sentence myself, but I am noting it here in case anyone else considers it important. Biogeographist (talk) 12:41, 30 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the note, I've re-added the sentence. -- Beland (talk) 16:46, 30 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

References

  1. ^ For example:
    • Lilienfeld, Scott O. (December 2015). "Introduction to special section on pseudoscience in psychiatry". The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 60 (12): 531–533. doi:10.1177/070674371506001202. PMC 4679160. PMID 26720820. Although the boundaries separating pseudoscience from science are fuzzy, pseudosciences are characterized by several warning signs—fallible but useful indicators that distinguish them from most scientific disciplines. ... In contrast to most accepted medical interventions, which are prescribed for a circumscribed number of conditions, many pseudoscientific techniques lack boundary conditions of application. For example, some proponents of Thought Field Therapy, an intervention that purports to correct imbalances in unobservable energy fields, using specified bodily tapping algorithms, maintain that it can be used to treat virtually any psychological condition, and that it is helpful not only for adults but also for children, dogs, and horses.
    • Lee, Catherine M.; Hunsley, John (December 2015). "Evidence-based practice: separating science from pseudoscience". The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 60 (12): 534–540. doi:10.1177/070674371506001203. PMC 4679161. PMID 26720821. TFT, a treatment applied to mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders, is a prime example of practice founded on pseudoscience. TFT is based on the premise that bodily energy imbalances cause negative emotions. Treatment is purported to rectify imbalances by tapping on acupuncture meridians. Virtually no peer-reviewed research supports this treatment rationale. With only methodologically weak reports available in the literature, the so-called science cited to support TFT is primarily anecdotal and does not rule out placebo effects. Despite these criticisms, the TFT website continues to advance unsupported claims about TFT's ability to cure almost any emotional problem.