Treatment in adults

Psychological problems: are they really a problem?

Most symptoms of psychological disorders are part of the normal spectrum of behavior. Sadness, irritation, anger, worry, apprehension are all part of everyone’s existence, they do not imply that one is ‘abnormal’. However depression, anxiety, phobia, obsessions and paranoia cross the realm of normalcy if they persist for a longer time and are debilitating. It is best to identify the point where the line of normality has been crossed. At that time solutions can be quickly sought so that the problem doesn’t get out of hand. Positive well being, happiness, contentment and peace is the right of all, few are able to attain it however. Anything short of 100% deserves attention. If help is available, seeking it is a wise option.

Why medicate at all?

Medicines help to correct the chemical imbalance in the brain, which contributes to altered thinking and emotions. Some medicines require blood tests, ECG, CT or MRI Scans before their initiation. Medicines should always be taken under the doctor’s supervision to ensure desired effects, look out for adverse effects if any, and consider tapering of the dose once the condition improves. No medications are given with the intent of inculcating addiction and dependence. When wrongly used against the doctor’s advice, one may develop dependence. When given in combination with focused cognitive and behavior therapies, medication can really work wonders. One must have an open mind to the different therapeutic options and follow the advice of the experts; it usually works for the best.

Psychotherapy: The Aims

Psychotherapy is a structured; time limited and focused method of altering an individual’s defective patterns of thinking and behavior. It has varied forms and processes that are studied by behavior and mental health experts in great depth. Therapy challenges irrational beliefs that generate illogical emotions and promote unreasonable behavior. The most fundamental concept of altering problematic conduct is to set specific rules for oneself and enforce them consistently. The different psycho therapeutic techniques are systematized, focused and purposefully planned to target the problematic symptoms and correct them. Selection of the therapy paradigm is in conjunction with the client’s preferences and the behavioral assessment reports.

Treatment of a psychological problem

At MINDFRAMES, treatment involves medication (only if deemed essential) along with psychotherapy techniques to exterminate the problem from its root. Psychotherapy aims to alter false beliefs, resolve conflicts, build on communication, improve relationship patterns, promote self-beneficial and pro-social attitudes; and avoid negative, damaging, disruptive behaviors. The dedicated team of qualified experts offers techniques to build upon your strengths and overcome weaknesses effectively and efficiently. You only get to live once; it is wise to make that existence fulfilling and enjoyable.

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Therapy targets

Several therapy options exist for adults and the wide array assures that there will be always a suitable technique that can help you attain where you wish to be. These are time tested and scientifically proven strategies to impact your thinking positively and facilitate change.

  • Building emotional insight
  • Defying negative thoughts
  • Facilitating positive ideas
  • Improving communication
  • Erecting personal strengths
  • Nourishing mature defenses
  • Building better relationships
  • Overcoming fear and phobia
  • Augmenting self awareness
  • Managing crisis responsibly

Medication myths

Several myths exist regarding medicines that work on the brain and alter the neuro-chemical balance. Such myths are hearsay, they do not have any scientific evidence but they do impact one’s decisions to take them. Medicines are given to make you feel better. It is wrong to believe that:

  • Medicines are not safe for you
  • They have several side effects
  • Medicines slow down thought
  • Not giving medicines is better
  • You can get addicted to them
  • They make you very drowsy
  • They are never really needed

Medication facts

Awareness is the sole challenger of ignorance. Knowing what is right is essential in order to take the correct steps to achieve it. Knowing these facts about medicines helps.

  • They’re prescribed when ‘needed’
  • They’re stopped when not needed
  • They are given by ‘professionals’
  • Newer medicines are much safer
  • They enhance holistic well being
  • Detailed instructions are given
  • Their benefits outweigh harms
  • Negligible dependence potential