Response of Substance Use Patients To Insight Oriented Therapy At Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Aro, Abeokuta

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Abstract

Psychotherapy for mental health treatment can be a very effective means for helping
individuals to overcome behavioral and mental health issues that have caused them distress.
Insight-oriented psychotherapy is an approach to mental health counseling with a focus on
helping clients to understand their own inner workings and motivations. With this therapeutic
techniques, the therapist encourages clients to examine their past relationships and the ways
in which these dynamics have shaped their present The primary goals of treatment are to
enhance and sustain patient motivation for change, establish and maintain abstinence from
all psychoactive drugs, and foster development of (nonchemical) coping and problem solving
skills to prevent and ultimately eliminate impulses to “self-medicate” with psychoactive
drugs. The approach has shown to work well with issues such as substance abuse. This paper
present the effectiveness of Insight Oriented Therapy in the management of substance use.
Three substance use patient with hallucination, delusion and aimless wandering as
presenting complain were exposed to Insight Oriented Therapy. This psychotherapeutic
technique was employed after the patients exposure to chemotherapy. Patients responded
positively after four sessions of two hours each for a period of two weeks. Authors
recommend Insight Oriented Therapy as psychotherapy of option with management of
substance use patient.

 

Description

Psychotherapy for mental health treatment can be a very effective means for helping
individuals to overcome behavioral and mental health issues that have caused them distress.
Insight-oriented psychotherapy is an approach to mental health counseling with a focus on
helping clients to understand their own inner workings and motivations. With this therapeutic
techniques, the therapist encourages clients to examine their past relationships and the ways
in which these dynamics have shaped their present The primary goals of treatment are to
enhance and sustain patient motivation for change, establish and maintain abstinence from
all psychoactive drugs, and foster development of (nonchemical) coping and problem solving
skills to prevent and ultimately eliminate impulses to “self-medicate” with psychoactive
drugs. The approach has shown to work well with issues such as substance abuse. This paper
present the effectiveness of Insight Oriented Therapy in the management of substance use.
Three substance use patient with hallucination, delusion and aimless wandering as
presenting complain were exposed to Insight Oriented Therapy. This psychotherapeutic
technique was employed after the patients exposure to chemotherapy. Patients responded
positively after four sessions of two hours each for a period of two weeks. Authors
recommend Insight Oriented Therapy as psychotherapy of option with management of
substance use patient.

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