How it Works?
Important elements used in thought- education are:
Information transfer (symptomatology of the disturbance, causes, treatment concepts, etc.) – Thought education
Emotional discharge (understanding to promote, exchange of experiences with others concerning, contacts, etc.)- Assessment, Measurement of thoughts and Counseling
|Assistance to self-help (e.g. thought therapy, as crisis situations are promptly recognized and what steps should be taken to be able to help the patient).- Continued Thought care||Support of a medication or therapeutic treatment, as cooperation is promoted between the health professional and patient (compliance, adherence)- Consultation with medical advisors|
The critical mismatch between the social health needs of people and the usual medical response leads to frustration, ineffectiveness, and wasted health care resources. There is emerging evidence that empowering patients and addressing their thought needs can be healthy and cost effective. By helping patients manage not just their disease but also common underlying needs for thought support, coping skills, and sense of control, health outcomes can be significantly improved in a cost-effective manner. Rather than targeting specific diseases or behavioral risk factors, thought interventions operate by influencing underlying, shared determinants of health such as attitudes, beliefs, and moods that predispose towards health in general.