Adult psychological problems
Practice of mental wellness
Psychiatry and psychology are a practice in the community today. It is not anymore restricted to asylums, mental institutions or psychiatric hospitals. Health encompasses the complete well being on the physical, psychological, social, emotional, familial, and environmental as well as spiritual front. ‘Patients’ better understood as ‘clients’ as we choose to call them are active participants who ought to take complete responsibility for their psychological well-being. It is not the responsibility of the treating therapist always; it is rather a combined effort to make the clients achieve their true potential at their own free will. It is alright to feel a little sad, somewhat anxious, a bit worried and occasionally irritated; however when out of hand, it is best and wise to take the right steps to curtail negative behaviors and enhance living optimally and being at peace with oneself.
Trends in psychological wellness
Psychiatry and psychology use personal and social scientific investigative methods. With the existing speed of advancement, numerous interpersonal and social factors are understood to mingle with genetic, bio-chemical and structural changes in the brain to give rise to a mental disorder. Extensive progress has been made in diagnostic and treatment modalities in these problems. The coefficient of reliability is much superior to that in the past. The adoption of these trends is imperative in understanding the working of the human mind and deciphering the aberrations it faces time and again.
The patient role
It is extremely difficult to be a psychiatric patient. And it is not easy to be the doctor of one either! A large percentage of care has moved from therapeutic to the preventive modality today. The target is to build stronger defenses, optimize coping mechanisms and construct superior fortitude from stressors. This helps construct endurance to deal with the stresses and strains of life. It ensures that problems never reach great magnitudes at all. Wellness is not about taking few pills everyday or a wellness clinic visit every week. It entails adaptation and assimilation of the stressors as part of existence and using healthy coping mechanisms to combat them when troubles get out of hand.
Duty to self
Each one of us has the right to a positive, beautiful and a fulfilling life; to happiness and peace, to well-deserved success and merited prosperity. It is not merely a right, but also a duty to target our own positive psychological wellness. We are free to reach out for support and guidance to preserve our emotional wellness, build upon it, and repair it if the need arises. Everyone must take steps towards accomplishing this duty. When help is available, it is prudent to reach out and make the most of it. Duty to the self for self-nourishment and preservation comes first. Once you are strong, you can care for the rest of the world better.