Discussion: biological basis and ethical/legal considerations of | NRNP 6645 Psychotherapy with Mulitple Modalities | Walden University
Psychotherapy works by helping patients change their thoughts, feelings and behaviors which can lead to improved mental health outcomes. It does this by providing individuals with the tools they need to understand and resolve personal issues in a safe and supportive environment. This often involves talking through conflicts or examining underlying beliefs that may be influencing particular actions. Additionally, psychotherapists may also provide guidance on how to cope with difficult emotions or suggest more effective strategies for dealing with stressful situations.
In terms of neuronal pathways, psychotherapy is thought to work by stimulating regions of the brain associated with emotion regulation such as the prefrontal cortex and amygdala. This activity could help reduce symptoms related to mental illness over time although research into its exact neurological mechanisms remain inconclusive when compared to those found in psychopharmacology which has shown evidence of targeting specific neurotransmitter receptors for producing desired effects.