Too many “psy”? Understand what is psychotherapy or therapy and how does it work / Muitos “psi”? Entenda o que é a psicoterapia ou terapia e como ela funciona

There are still many questions about what psychotherapy is and how it works. Often terms such as psychology, psychoanalysis, psychiatry, and therapy cause confusion. Are there differences between them? Psychotherapy, or simply therapy, is a process, a journey towards self-discovery. As such, it occurs gradually and requires a certain frequency and constancy. Each psychologist specialises […]

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What’s in a name? A brief cognitive-behavioural view on the publication of the new DSM 5 / O que significa um nome? Uma breve visão cognitivo-comportamental sobre a publicação do novo DSM 5.

The 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5), published by the American Psychological Association (APA) was released on May 2013. Much controversy has been surrounding it, as there are some important changes in classifications of disorders.  Articles in newspapers and magazines in different parts of the world have commented […]