Insight: A Confounding Variable in Therapy for Patients with Mood DisordersRoshni Sondhi*, Kamna Chhibber and Samir Parikh
Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare, India
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- Roshni Sondhi
Counselling Psychologist and In-charge of Academics
Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences
Fortis Healthcare, India
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Received date: September 29, 2016; Accepted date: October 08, 2016; Published date: October 11, 2016
Citation: Sondhi R, Chhibber K, Parikh S (2016) Insight: A Confounding Variable in Therapy for Patients with Mood Disorders. J Depress Anxiety 5: 250. doi:10.4172/2167-1044.1000250
Copyright: © 2016 Sondhi R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Introduction: Psychotherapy is governed by an interplay of various patient, therapist and process variables. The patients’ engagement and their level of insight play a significant role in guiding the therapeutic journey.
Methodology: Integrating concepts borrowed from client centred, metacognitive and insight-oriented therapies, this paper theoretically explores the role of insight as a confounding variable within the process of a cognitive-behavioural therapy setting, using qualitative findings derived from clinical case observations long-term therapy for a patient with mood disorder.
Discussion: Active involvement of patients within the formulation and progression of therapy has been hypothesized to improve the outcomes, as greater insight aids patients in the identification and regulation of their emotions, and relapse prevention.
Conclusion: This paper reiterates the importance of transcending the structured models of cognitive-behaviour therapy to explore the establishment of an insight-based alliance between the patient and the therapist, to achieve greater therapeutic outcomes both in terms of coping and resilience building.