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Poor Counseling may be More Harmful

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  May 27, 2014 at 10:18 PM Research News   - G J E 4
Misjudged or poor quality counseling therapy can actually leave people more vulnerable and depressed than before, a new study has found.
 Poor Counseling may be More Harmful
Poor Counseling may be More Harmful
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Prof Glenys Parry, chief investigator of the government-funded AdEPT (Adverse Effects of Psychological Therapies) study said that therapy does help most people but something that has got the transformative power to change your life, has also got the ability to make things worse if it is misapplied or it's the wrong treatment, the Guardian reported.

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She further explained that somebody could deteriorate during therapy but if they hadn't had the therapy, they could have been dead.

Cognitive behaviour therapy is recommended in preference to pills for mild to moderate depression and they are increasingly prescribed in the NHS as well as being very widely available privately.

Although, Parry suggested that both therapists and clients need to be more aware of the potential dangers and those who feel they are getting worse should try seeking help elsewhere.

Source: ANI
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