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    This study suggests that it might be appropriate to limit individual treatment after war strictly to supportive therapy, and to efforts that may encourage the development of natural resilience.

    What does it mean by Individual treatment ?
    Is it an old way of treatment or not ?
    Is supportive therapy suggested to be a new way of treatment ?

    Do I understand these correctly ?

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    Re: Meaning

    Hi,

    I can see how it might sound confusing. I think it means that out of all the sorts of individual (i.e. treatment given personally to someone) treatments that could be given, e.g. drugs, operations, etc., these should be limited to supportive therapy only.

    Supportive therapy is not new. It's any sort of treatment intended to relieve symptoms or help someone live with them rather than trying to make physiological changes to the patient.

    Does that help?

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    Re: Meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1 View Post
    Hi,

    I can see how it might sound confusing. I think it means that out of all the sorts of individual (i.e. treatment given personally to someone) treatments that could be given, e.g. drugs, operations, etc., these should be limited to supportive therapy only.

    Supportive therapy is not new. It's any sort of treatment intended to relieve symptoms or help someone live with them rather than trying to make physiological changes to the patient.

    Does that help?

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    "these should be limited to supportive therapy only."
    I agree that supportive therapy is not new.
    Do they mean to limit individual treatments and use another way of treatment called supportive therapy ?
    What is the word "to"means ? And what is its function in this sentence ?

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    Re: Meaning

    Hi,

    They certainly mean to limit individual treatments, (i.e.the sort I gave as examples earlier), but supportive therapy is not a discrete type of treatment, rather a general term for any therapy that tries to relieve treatments without the sort of active intervention I also mentioned earlier.

    'To' in the sentence is a preposition and is necessary to make sense of the verb / object 'limited' / 'supportive therapy'.

    Regards

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