supportive therapy

Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to supportive therapy: supportive psychotherapy

supportive therapy

Secondary therapy Medtalk Any therapy given in addition to a primary therapy–eg, fluids for sepsis. See Primary therapy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Supportive therapy

Any form of treatment intended to relieve symptoms or help the patient live with them rather than attempt changes in character structure.
Mentioned in: Hypochondriasis
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Patient discussion about supportive therapy

Q. Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question? Can acupuncture help reduce the pain in fibromyalgia? Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question?

A. Yes, acupuncture therapy can reduce the fatigue, widespread pain and sleep problems associated with fibromyalgia. If acupuncture can be used in place of pain reliever then its good as the side effect associated with pain relievers are reduced.

Q. how should i support my wife during this tough period?

A. first of all don't call it a tough period. a happy period might work better. although the wife can get annoyed by it. but she'll get annoyed from anything... just try to make her comfortable. foot massage , bubble baths, movies and popcorn.
it really depends on what kind of person is she and what she likes or not.


Q. How can I go about finding a free depression support group where I live? would like to find a depression support group in my area. How do I go about finding one? Google searches are turning up nothing.

A. Call the help desk or receptionist of your local or nearest hospital or medical clinic.

You could go to an AA meeting in your local community. A lot of people there are depressed. That's what those meetings do for people, they are a support group.

You could also start one and put a community notice in your local paper.

Get together with others you trust and talk.

Call home and talk.

Find a friend and talk.

I pray. God listens.

More discussions about supportive therapy
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
Based upon the 69.4 percent of behavioral activation participants and 79.1 percent of supportive therapy participants who had two-year outcome assessments, the researchers found that the two-year incidence of memory decline was 1.2 percent for behavioral activation and 9.3 percent for supportive therapy (relative risk, 0.12).
The authors said the fact that both groups improved after 12 months provided support for the individual and group supportive therapy in these patients.
The patient gradually recovered with supportive therapy and was discharged on day 22 of the illness.
The technology covered by the patent may impact both direct and supportive therapy for autoimmune disorders and cancer, with CAR-T cell applications, and foundational technology which may provide approaches for producing bone marrow stem cells for bone marrow transfusions.
For example, we may start supportive therapy by applying HFNOT and switch to non-invasive ventilation according to patient needs.
Fortunately, this disease entity is preventable as well as treatable with lifestyle modification, seldomly requiring supportive therapy, however no definite drug is available to treat fatty liver.
"These specialties have immense potential as Parit will form part of the supportive therapy in managing the patients that these specialties see."
"Our results show that internet-based CBT outperformed supportive therapy and that its therapeutic effect is fully comparable with that achieved by conventional CBT," says the study's first author, Dr Jesper Enander.
Prevention, early diagnosis, and supportive therapy are important.
There is no specific antiviral therapy for measles and the basic treatment is necessary supportive therapy such as hydration and antipyretics.
The most important approach in managing Parkinson's disease is linking the individual with the specialist multi-disciplinary team in hospital and outpatient clinic to receive the best supportive therapy there is and plan for the future.
She was discharged home after 3 days of supportive therapy. At 3 months she was asymptomatic, with an equilibrium radionuclide angiography scan revealing a normal heart with an LVEF of 73%.