How talk therapy can improve your mental health

A growing body of research suggests that talk therapy, especially Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT, is an excellent front-line treatment, particularly for the two most costly categories of mental illnesses in Canada – anxiety and depression – which constitute more than 80 per cent of all psychiatric diagnoses. Not only does talk therapy often result in good treatment outcomes, it has fewer side effects and lower relapse rates than medication treatment. In addition, new research supports that people are more likely to start and continue in talk therapy compared to medication-only treatment.

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Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.