Running Head: Existentialism And Indian Perspectives In Psychotherapy Of Dementia Understanding Psychotherapy In Dementia Through Existentialism And Indian Perspectives

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Partha Malakar


              Researches indicate that psychotherapy in dementia is predominantly guided by supportive psychotherapy. However, recent studies had been conducted to enrich this paradigm with the inclusion of existential-humanistic perspectives. The present study suggests that management of dementia with supportive psychotherapy may additionally be enriched with the combined approaches of existentialism and some of the Indian perspectives. Though, effectiveness of these suggestions is possibly subject of verification by the longitudinal studies.

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