For most people, information about psychotherapy, or any mental health treatment, is a mystery. People often have preconceived notions that they will be required to delve into their past but not sure why, will have to take medication, and often figure that they don't know best and need their therapist to tell them. Psychoeducation refers to being educated about a psychiatric/psychological condition, whether one is a patient, a family member, or someone not in treatment but interested in learning about a particular topic. Ideally,
Recently I have talked a lot about various forms of therapies for anxiety disorders. Some of which are considered somewhat fringe or unorthodox. There is one therapy however that is widely accepted as being extremely effective and more in line with old school psychoanalytical techniques. It's called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT for short. I have sprinkled CBT throughout my blog as a reference point for how to cope with your anxiety. But today I wanted to actually go into detail about what it is, how it works and how it can help you.