Psychotherapy (psychological therapy or talking therapy) is the use of psychological methods to help a person change behavior and overcome problems. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social skills.

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Talking to a therapist can help us deal with mental health challenges. Psychotherapy (talk therapy) can help people (1)________ harmful ways of thinking and behaving.

Psychotherapy also produces changes in the brain which can be detected with imaging techniques like FMRI which measures (2)_________.

In people with depression, psychotherapy decreases brain activity in areas linked to (3)_________ like the amygdala which controls fear and emotion, the hippocampus which regulates emotions and memory and the medial prefrontal cortex which controls (4)________ and problem-solving

Therapy may change the shape of your brain which is very flexible. People with social anxiety taking an (5)_________had fewer symptoms.

Medications also affect the brain but differently to psychotherapy. A combination of medication and psychotherapy can be (6)_________ for certain conditions.

Psychotherapy can been viewed as (7)________ for your brain, which makes it tougher and more resilient.

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