Lyra is committed to using evidence-based treatments because they are the most effective methods for treating common mental health challenges. Different evidence-based treatments work for different problem areas. Lyra ensures members get the right kind of evidence-based treatment for their specific needs.
There are hundreds of therapies out there, but only a handful of them have been rigorously tested through randomized control trials. The most effective methods share some common characteristics, according to the Society of Clinical Psychology.
Common evidence-based treatments include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
Evidence-based treatments are often short-term and research shows that the results are long-lasting.
Treatment usually involves exercises and assignments to help you practice new skills. The more you practice, the faster you progress.
When you’re stuck, sometimes you need new strategies. These treatments teach practical skills to better manage thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Providers focus treatment sessions on working towards specific client goals and track progress towards those goals throughout treatment.
These treatments involve measuring how people are doing throughout treatment so providers can tailor their approach to ensure it’s effective.
In keeping with evidence-based practices, Lyra measures how clients are doing at key points in their treatment journey using clinical measures. These data points help providers to better manage treatment and help Lyra to identify the best providers.
Only 20% of therapy treatment methods are evidence-based. The other 80% are treatment methods that are untested or have been proven to be ineffective or even harmful to clients. Unfortunately, there are currently tens of thousands of providers who are not using evidence-based treatments.
Thousands of studies have shown that evidence-based therapies positively impact mental health outcomes. Whether it’s by reducing stress, improving sleep, or reducing anxiety, research shows that these treatments work. They work better than other therapy options and can even work better than medication, particularly when it comes to preventing relapse.
Research shows that evidence-based treatments can positively impact:
Studies have proven that evidence-based treatments are significantly more effective at reducing symptoms and improving quality of life compared to other treatments for many common behavioral health issues.
Because most evidence-based treatments are designed to be effective in a short-term format, members are more likely to feel better fast. Members can recover in months rather than years.
Research shows that many people who receive EBT for certain disorders, like depression and anxiety, are less likely to relapse compared to people who are treated with medication.
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