Indications for psychotherapy

The patients who respond best are those suffering from neurotic symptoms or mild personality disorders who are well motivated to change, firmly committed to treatment, able to understand psychological concepts, prepared to take responsibility for decisions, reasonably intelligent, and verbally fluent. (Sceptics might say that patients with all these laudable qualities are not in pressing need of therapy!) Contrary to previous belief, older patients can benefit as well as younger ones.

PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY TODAY

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