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Old 11.12.2020, 00:03
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Re: Work and mental health

https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/psy...vidence-based/


Actually, virtually all psychological interventions and psychotherapy may not be much better than 'talk to a friend'. the only method that has really solid scientific evidence is CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy).


Please also do not put psychotherapy and psycohlogy into the same basket. Many people recommended the general doctor as a first point of contact, and then with possible referral to a psychiatrist. In Switszerland, to get medical insurance to cover the cost of talking therapy this is the route that you need to take. The psychistrist can then 'prescribe' another therapist, and then most of the cost will be paid. And it's expensive!


In Australia, clinical psychology requires at least 5 years of university study, supervised clinical practice and is highly regulated. Counselling and psychotherapy are self-regulated or essentually unregulated. And not only that, there are multiple 'associations' which compete with each other for some sort of professionalisation...


I understand the profession may be regulated differently in the country where you studied. But I would never put them in the same basket...

And I am quite sure that I probably did post very even-handed advice about looking at a combination of 'talking therapy' of some sort, and medication - one, the other or both - as general treatment options....


The evidence for 'psychoanalysis' remains quite thin.... I was quite surprised when I moved from Australia that psychotherapy and particular psychoanalysis were promoted here.... in Australia they are virtually 'fringe' therapies...or 'alternative'...at the least.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5459228/
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