39. Get off the couch
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Psychotherapy means treatments based on talking and listening. It usually involves regular meetings at the same time, same place, for fifty minutes at least once a week, but occasionally as often as five.
Many psychotherapists describe their work as psychoanalytical or psychodynamic. This means they think depression has its roots in your unconscious mind or from things you’ve bottled up or pushed down during childhood. They treat depression by helping you become aware of these feelings and understand them. You’ll often be asked to do something known as ‘free association’. This just means saying ...