People seek the assistance of mental health professionals for a wide variety of reasons. Many people may seek treatment because they are suffering from some type of psychological disorder that seriously impairs their normal functioning or creates a significant amount of discomfort. However, not everyone who goes to a therapist has a mental disorder. Many people need help with various life issues, such as managing stress, dealing with relationship problems, or coping with a sudden life change. Now that you are familiar with some of the major mental disorders, let's take a look at some of the approaches used to treat these disorders. Keep in mind that treatments are constantly evolving as new ones enter the scene and older ones are improved upon. This chapter will take a look at both psychotherapy and biological approaches to treatment.