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Benefits of Psychotherapy
Studies indicate short-term treatment improved symptoms of depression, anxiety, and anorexia nervosa (Busch, Rudden, & Shapiro, 2004)
Effective as medication
Psychotherapy produced the same level of systolic blood pressure reductions as anti-hypertension medication (Linden & Moseley, 2006)
Effective in Addiction
Patients receiving Psychotherapy more likely to stick with long-term treatment of addiction (Rawson, Mann, Tennant, & Clabough, 1983).
Psychotherapy decreases use of psychiatric hospitalization and other medical and surgical services. (Cummings, et al., 2003)
Reduces Medical Costs
Successful integration of psychotherapy may reduce medical costs by 20-30% (Cummings, et al., 2003)
Improves symptoms of depression, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, phobias, and panic disorders. (Hunsley, Elliott & Therrien, 2013)
Relapse rate reduced among patients received psychotherapy with medication. Hollon, DeRubeis, Shelton (2005)
Early Treatment Matters
Early assessment key to early realization of benefits. (Mind, 2010)
60-65% reported significant relief from 1- 7 sessions. (Krause & Orlinsky, 1986)
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health providers. Further it will usually involve a case history taking, mental status examination, a diagnosis and follow up sessions with or without medication.
Is psychotherapy Effective?
About 75 percent of people who enter psychotherapy show some benefit from it. Psychotherapy has been shown to improve emotions and behaviors and to be linked with positive changes in the brain and body. The benefits also include fewer sick days, less disability, fewer medical problems, and increased work satisfaction.
What happens as a result of Psychotherapy?
During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition and your moods, feelings, thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills
What is MHAT Psychotherapy?
This is a purely charitable arm of Saarathi based on a partnership with MHAT – Mental Health Action Trust founded by Dr Manoj Kumar – an Ashoka change-maker.
What is MHAT's aim?
MHAT’s mission is to offer comprehensive recovery oriented mental healthcare for the poorest of the poor including the wandering homeless. Dr.Manoj Kumar and and his team of experienced doctors, therapists and mental health workers, devote themselves to this cause.
Are there any Fees for the Serivice?
MHATs offers cost effective virtual, phone based and face to face psychotherapy for clients from around the world to generate revenue to support its main cause of supporting the poor and wandering mental ill. Saarathi helps MHAT with the technology. 100% of the contributions (after taxes and gateway charges) from the Psychotherapy sessions to MHATs.
In other words when you avail an MHAT Psychotherapy service, you actually have contributed to the treatment of the poorest of the poor.