Understanding WellnessMarch 17, 2018
Mental problems can be treated by talking to a psychologist, a mental health provider or a psychiatrist. The treatment of the mental condition involves talking about moods, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Some of the issues that arise as a result of mental health problems include mood disorders, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and anxiety disorders.
Psychotherapy refers to the treatment of mental health problems by talking to psychologists, psychiatrists, and mental health provider.
Psychotherapy has many names such as therapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy, and counseling. A mood disorder can be characterized by bipolar disorder and depression. Alcoholism, gambling, and drug dependence are some of the issues that people struggle with and can get assistance through talking to a psychiatrist or a psychologist.
Treatment is available for those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, compulsive obsessive disorders, panic disorders and phobias. Bulimia and anorexia are common problems in young adults and can be treated by visiting a psychologist or psychiatrist.
You can get psychotherapy if you have a personality disorder such as dependent personality disorder or borderline personality disorder.
Psychotic disorders and schizophrenia are some of the diseases that are treated through psychotherapy. Not all patients who visit psychotherapist have mental problems. Counselling can help people deal with stress, major life changes, ongoing physical health problems, recovery from physical and sexual abuse, coping with sexual problems and insomnia.
In some cases one may be required to take antidepressants alongside the psychotherapy sessions.
Before you select a therapist you need to consult your doctor who can refer you to a qualified therapist.
Health insurance may not cover the costs of a therapist so you need to confirm this. You may know what issues you want to discuss with a therapist before you start a session or a therapist will guide you along the way. Qualifications can be checked through doing background checks on their certification, education, and licensing.
Psychotherapists can be both psychiatrists and psychologists. A person’s condition will determine whether they’ll be treated with one type of therapy technique or several techniques combined. The techniques used to treat patients include interpersonal psychotherapy, supportive psychotherapy, psychodynamic and psychoanalysis therapy dialectical behaviour therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Therapy is offered to couples, individuals, families, or groups. People of all ages can talk so therapy is for everyone who can express themselves despite their age. A therapist is required to maintain confidentiality for patients unless the patient is a risk to himself or others. Therapists are required to report any concerns to the authorities if they see that the patient is a danger and this means that they will break their confidentiality agreement.
Be patient as you undergo treatment with your therapist because results are not normally instant.