Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I walked into his office, I felt so self-conscious on the couch.

People can't keep up with their therapy due to the recession?

Across the country, psychiatrists and psychologists say they are seeing an increasing number of patients who are worried about paying for treatment. Some are reducing the amount of time they spend in therapy. Others are trying to negotiate a reduced fee. And, despite doctors' warnings that it can be detrimental, some patients are using tactics to make their medication last longer, such as taking half their dose.

Maybe it is for the best. It is not as though therapy is necessarily helpful. Seems it can even be harmful.

In fact, therapy can be harmful, with research showing that, on average, approximately 10 per cent of clients actually get worse after starting therapy.

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