A Guide to Understanding the Results of Your Treatment


The effectiveness of therapy can be difficult to measure. However, understanding the results of your treatment can give you a better idea of whether it is working for you. This guide will help you to understand the various ways to measure the effectiveness of therapy, and what the results may mean.  

There are a number of ways to assess the outcome of therapy. 

1. One way is to look at the change in symptoms before and after treatment. This can help you to see if the therapy is helping to reduce your symptoms. 

2. Another way to measure effectiveness is to look at how well you are able to function in your everyday life. This can include things like how well you are able to work, take care of yourself, and interact with others. 

3. Finally, you can also look at how you feel emotionally after treatment. This can help you to gauge if the therapy is helping you to feel better emotionally.  

If you are not seeing any improvement in your symptoms after treatment, it may be necessary to consider switching to a different type of therapy. If you are seeing some improvement but are still not feeling 100%, it may be helpful to continue with the current therapy and make some adjustments. If you are feeling better after treatment, it is a good sign that the therapy is working for you. However, it is important to continue to monitor your progress to make sure that you maintain your gains.


There are a few ways to objectively measure the effectiveness of therapy. 

1. One way is to look at the changes in symptoms. This can be done by rating the symptoms before and after treatment, or by using a tool such as the "Symptom Checklist-90" (SCL-90). This tool can help to assess a range of symptoms, including physical symptoms, psychological symptoms, and social functioning.  

2. Another way to measure the effectiveness of therapy is to look at the changes in behavior. This can be done by rating the behavior before and after treatment, or by using a tool such as the "Child Behavior Checklist" (CBCL). This tool can help to assess a range of behavioral problems in children and adolescents.  

3. Finally, another way to measure the effectiveness of therapy is to look at the changes in cognitive function. This can be done by rating the cognitive function before and after treatment, or by using a tool such as the "Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale" (WAIS). This tool can help to assess a person’s intelligence quotient (IQ).  

By understanding the results of your therapy, you can get a better idea of whether it is working for you. If you are not seeing the desired results, you can talk to your therapist about how to make the treatment more effective.