Psychotherapy and psychosocial intervention
Psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions can help identify new ways of coping or adapting in social life.
Such therapies can help you to reflect about yourself, others and your environment. This can reduce the impact of the disease on your everyday social activities such as shopping or socializing with others.
There are several types of psychosocial therapies, some of which are cognitive (related to thinking) or behavioral therapies.9
This means that the therapy aims at helping the patient by normalizing the thoughts and behavior of the patient and improving the patient’s ability to function appropriately at home, at work, in the community and the hospital during social interactions.
Mental illness specialists will conduct psychotherapy individually or in group by involving the family of the patient.9 It is becoming increasingly common for mental hygiene teams to use psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions in their everyday work.
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