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If you are having problems such as hearing voices, delusions, depression or mania, psychotherapy can help reduce the symptoms. Or teach you how to deal with them. You can begin therapy at an early stage, when symptoms are still relatively mild.

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a general name for a number of common types of talk therapy. These treatments are based on the talks between patient and care worker. Treatment is preferably brief, but can last as long as it takes. In case of more complex and serious problems, treatment can easily take over a year.

Psychotherapy can also help in case of psychotic problems. Experts used to think differently in the past. But by now studies have shown that people with psychosis vulnerability can indeed benefit from types such as cognitive behavioural therapy and/or therapy for trauma treatment.