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Treatments and drugs

Cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most common types of psychotherapy. It focuses on specific issues and goals to improve your life.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is one way to treat many mental illnesses. See how therapy is used and which type may be best for you.

Dec. 09, 2015
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