Did You Know… #26

Individuals who participated in therapies such as counselling or antidepressant use for mental health barriers had better outcomes and personality trait changes than those who did not (a study has found). Researchers reviewed 207 studies of more than 20,000 people with mental health barriers* who had therapeutic interventions and found that they were, on average, significantly less neurotic and more extroverted than before therapy. The findings challenge the idea that personality traits are formed at birth or in childhood and remain the same.

 

* the researchers found that individuals with anxiety disorders changed the most and those with substance abuse problems changed the least.

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