There are many people all over the world that suffer from a number of mental or psychological disorders and diseases, such as paranoia, anxiety, OCD and depression. While there's not a whole lot of positives to talk about when discussing serious diseases and disorders such as depression it isn't the dark cloud forever that many people think it is; same goes for separation anxiety or kleptomania.
The reason we can be so optimistic when it comes to mental disorders and diseases is because there are a number of therapies that can be used to treat them. If you or someone close to you such as friend, family member or neighbor suffer from a mental disorder or disease and you want them to get some help we're going to go over a few therapies that anyone suffering from a mental diseases or disorder should consider signing up for.
The first type of therapy we want to discuss is Freud's psychoanalytic theory. More commonly known as talk therapy; psychoanalytic therapy is a form of therapy in which a patient sits down with a psychoanalytic therapist discussing their lives. Therapists believe listening to their patients talk about their problems such as stress that has come about from dealing with issues will eventually lead to a breakthrough of epic proportions and that it will have such a positive impact that whatever they are suffering from will go away completely or become less of a burden.
The next type of therapy we would like to bring to your attention is cognitive therapy. Negative thinking can cause some mental disorders such as anxiety and depression and cognitive therapy wants to reverse such thinking in order to cure patients. Cognitive therapy treatment involves recognizing irrationally and harmful thoughts and replacing them with thoughts that are more positive and constructive. Most cognitive therapists are focused on immediate problems, as cognitive therapy usually lasts about four months.
One final type of therapy that you should be aware of is behavior therapy, which looks to target negative thoughts but instead of "killing them with kindness", cognitive therapy wants you to change your behavior in order to make you feel better. For example, when treating phobias or anxiety disorders behavior therapists use a technique known as "desensitization" that asks a patient to imagine themselves in an anxiety-inducing situation in order to make them feel more comfortable in such situations in real life like public speaking or job performance reviews.
Those are just a few of the more popular types of therapies but something else worth mentioning is the positive benefits of a well balanced diet and regular exercise. Many doctors agree that regular exercise can help alleviate the symptoms of stress and help you sleep better at night. So, the next time you head to the gym for a good work out or a session with your personal trainer, ask about what types of exercise would be best for you to combat the negative side effects of stress and/or depression. And if you're not a gym member yet, schedule an appointment with your doctor about starting a workout program.
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