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Psychotherapy Doesn't Work

When you medications have been working for a year and your psycho-therapy does not show results, when do you know to quit psycho-therapy? I started psycho-therapy July 2000 till august, then I stopped because of job changes. I started two weeks ago and it just seems to go slow, I just talk and the psychologist listens, but it is not like the medicine that can take a pill and feel results almost within hours. When do you know to call it quits on psycho-therapy?

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