what is 'supportive therapy'

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Psyfer
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what is 'supportive therapy'

Post by Psyfer » Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:55 pm

I have noticed that the NICE guidelines sometimes mention something called 'supportive therapy'. What is this?

I spotted it in the social anxiety disorder guidelines where it says;

'Do not routinely offer mindfulness-based interventions or supportive therapy to treat social anxiety disorder.'

Can anyone shed any light on this? Thank you

Hulahappy
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Re: what is 'supportive therapy'

Post by Hulahappy » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:25 pm

Might it be similar to Supportive Counselling which they used in the AVATAR study?

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanp ... 3/fulltext

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