Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
There are quite a few different types of psychotherapy a patient can undergo when seeking treatment for a mental illness. Perhaps the most popular and effective form, however, is cognitive behavioral therapy. To put it in simple terms, cognitive behavioral therapy is a short-term practical approach to treating mental illness and focuses on the psychiatrist teaching the patient goal-oriented and problem-identification strategies for managing their condition.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is quite effective as the sole form of treatment for many patients with conditions such as depression and generalized anxiety disorder, and as previously mentioned, also works exceptionally well in conjunction with medication. Although the bulk of cognitive behavioral therapy is short-term, it produces lasting results as the patients will have learned the necessary strategies to manage their mental health.