Medicine works on with your body and brain directly on a chemical level

Medicine works on with your body and brain directly on a chemical level

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Medicine works on with your body and brain directly on a chemical level, but psychotherapy is not like medicine. With medicine, you can be passive with regard the taking of medication and it will still work. While on medication, an individual does not have to consciously do anything other than make sure they are taking the daily required dosage. The medicine takes effect on your body and brain creating therapeutic changes chemically. However, psychotherapy is not anything like medication. The process of psychotherapy requires you to be active with regard to treatment and progress. This is because psychotherapy works at a social and behavioral level rather than at the brain and chemical level. Without full dedication of changing your entire social and behavioral life psychotherapy will have little ability to help you. Many different types of psychotherapy are practice and available today, and not all forms are equivalent. This type of therapy is often called counseling. Counseling approaches are fairly passive, but can be very
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2010 for the course ART 121 taught by Professor Mack during the Spring '10 term at Academy of Design Tampa.

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