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There are many reasons why people choose to see the help of Scottsdale therapists or psychiatrists. In the past this was reserved for the very mentally unstable and those thought to be somewhat crazy. Now, seeking Scottsdale family therapy is considered a wonderful thing to do to help you get through any type of problem in your life no matter how small. It has been proven that seeking therapy can greatly reduce depression and also the need for taking prescription medicine dealing with mental illnesses or distress.

It is more widely accepted for people to seek help when dealing with problems in their lives whether it is a divorce, post partum depression, marital discord, or various types of anxiety. Despite this newer acceptance there is still a touch of shame when people feel the need to see a therapist on their own and that they could not help themselves. Mental illnesses are a chemical and medical problem that need the care of a licensed professional. Some clinical psychologists are enough but other people need a physician trained in mental illness called a psychiatrist. These doctors are able to prescribe medications to their patients to deal with their problems when talk therapy and behavioral therapy do not work.

If more children that went through traumatic problems like abuse, divorce or a death of a parent went immediately to a counselor or a therapist, the amount of problems that would arise with them as adults would be greatly reduced. Many therapists use a variety of different types of therapy with children. One example is to use art therapy where they have a child express their feelings through their artwork. Many mild mannered children that were afraid to show their anger vocally, express that frustration and rage in their drawings or artwork and this can be a very powerful tool to help them.

Another form of therapy that therapists use to help children open up about their feelings is music therapy. Music is a strong thing that many people, young and old can relate to and many children can express themselves through music when sometimes they can not do so through talking. This therapy has been quite useful to children that have a tendency to bottle up their feelings inside of them.

Therapists are also very helpful for those people that have been victims of abuse or a violent event. They help the victim regain control of their lives and deal with the various stages of grief that they go through after being victimized. Most of the time talk therapy is enough to get them through this period in their lives and they go on being well adjusted people. Other times an anti-anxiety or antidepressant drug combined with talk therapy is what is necessary. It all depends on the individual and their capacity to allow the therapist to guide them to a better place.

Some therapists help to diagnose those struggling with certain problems like ADD, OCD or PTSD. They are trained to diagnose and to treat these and many other issues.

Chuck R Stewart recently studied new Scottsdale therapists while conducting research for an article. His new article will pay particular attention to Scottsdale family therapy practices and the results they achieve.

The symptoms of disease are treated by medical science. Of course any given illness’s symptoms can tell you about the disease, yet you cannot know much of the cause by treating the symtoms. To prevent from illness and disease, you must discover the causes and make the wrongs be rights. Despite all appearance, exterior condition are not the causes for disease, illness and health. Insteads, mental and emotional states which change and alter the physical structure are the roots of disease.

 

Medical science tells us that the cause of illness and disease is due to environmental factors, bad habits like smoking, over eating, poor diet, genetic abnormalities, viruses and any number of other external factors.

 

It is the opinion of this author that the reasons for disease are not to be found in a laboratory or research clinic but that the knowledge of the causes are within our minds. This statement may seem ludicrous to many of you but I challenge you not to dismiss this premise before you read the whole article and digest what I have to say.

 

Despite all appearances, exterior conditions do not cause disease, illness and bad health. The causes of disease are rooted in mental and emotional states that change and alter the physical structure. Science would surely find such a concept not worthy of serious consideration because mental states, i.e. thoughts and beliefs are not considered real in the same sense that physical objects are. Thoughts have an electro-magnetic charge and structure however, and can be measured in terms of energy. The mental creates the physical, not the other way around.

 

Find and change the ideas and beliefs that are causing the illness and the symptoms will begin to clear themselves. Disease is not thrust on us from the outside. There is a reason and purpose behind disease. Sometimes illness can even be beneficial, for it can lead us into realms of understanding that were not open beforehand. Many will not accept the idea that illness is self-generated because we believe that no one would choose such an experience.

 

When energy is blocked from expression, however, when our own ideas and beliefs are at cross purposes with themselves an impasse is reached. The energy that is blocked manifests itself in the areas of the body that dutifully reflect an “inner” problem or challenge that is not being dealt with. The good news is that you can change the state of your health now and begin to live life again with exuberance and vitality. Checking for symptoms of illness has its place but getting to the root of the problem is more important.

 

Steve Boston is an author, television producer and online entrepreneur. http://www.opportunityworldwide.net

When we see a homeless man begging on the side of the road it evokes different emotions in us. If he appears out of touch with reality, we feel fear. If he is an alcoholic and begging for money, we feel anger, assuming his alcoholism is what landed him on the streets in the first place. What we don’t realize is that in many instances, people who are homeless are often mentally ill and on no medication. It is common for drugs and alcohol to be used in an attempt to self medicate, leading to addiction problems.

Mental illness strikes new victims each day, robbing them of a quality of life that most people maintain on a daily basis. Those of us who live with a sound mind are often unaware of the suffering the mentally ill endure unless we have a friend or relative who has this disease. In silence it attacks the mind, rendering it powerless without some kind of intervention. In turn, the one suffering is forced to depart from all that he or she has known as normal and enters a private hell from which there is no escape. To be a prisoner of your own mind is a tragedy that that is incomprehensible yet intriguing at the same time. Often used as a platform for movies and entertainment, it is anything but entertaining to the one who is in its grips.

Isolation creeps in as friends and family keep their distance when behaviors become unpredictable and bizarre. Forced to face the frailty of the human mind we often turn our heads in an attempt to maintain our own strong standing when we see that this disease is not a respecter of persons. Where does that leave the sick? Imprisoned, alone and friendless. This, in itself, is the greater tragedy. In a world where there is so much information and insight there is no excuse for such ignorance. What do the mentally ill need from us the most? They need understanding and compassion, but most of all, they need a friend. Be one.

Mental illness strikes new victims each day, robbing them of a quality of life that most disease. In silence it attacks the mind, rendering it powerless without some kind of intervention. In turn, the one suffering is forced to depart from all that he or she has known as normal and enters a private hell from which there is no escape.

To be a prisoner of your own mind is a tragedy that that is incomprehensible yet intriguing at the same time. Often used as a platform for movies and entertainment, it is anything but entertaining to the one who is in its grips. Isolation creeps in as friends and family keep their distance when behaviors become unpredictable and bizarre. Forced to face the frailty of the human mind we often turn our heads in an attempt to maintain our own strong standing when we see that this disease is not a respecter of persons. Where does that leave the sick? Imprisoned, alone and friendless. This, in itself ,is the greater tragedy. In a world where there is so much information and insight there is no excuse for such ignorance. What do the mentally ill need from us the most? They need acceptance and understanding. They need a friend. Be one.

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A person suffering with severe bipolar disorder shoplifts an armload of clothing during an attack of acute mania. He or she is sent to prison, to co-exist with gangbangers, rapists, and murderers. Or, perhaps worse, to live in a solitary cell with no human interaction, for 23 out of 24 hours each day. The acute mania shifts to severe depression.

In my practice, I have met many misconceptions about mental illness from patients and their relatives. I can’t blame them. Mental illness has not been understood for a while. In fact, it has created a stigma that people dismiss its importance and its impact in their lives. Some even hide their emotional difficulties from the scrutiny of their close friends and loved ones.

The Cure for Mental Illness is not one specific cure, but having suffered greatly in the past and now tasting freedom, I know there is a cure. It’s not a formula, but it is using the biblical tools God leads you to use. It’s a combination of things converging for YOUR freedom (or the release of a loved one or friend.) It’s a prescription from the Great Physician, Dr. Jesus Christ.

Integral to educating people about mental illness is dispelling myths. Hayes points out that mothers do not cause mental problems in their children, although their depression may affect a child’s development of it. However, it is just as likely a mother can prevent mental problems in her child. Hayes states, “Nurture mental wellness in a new mother and she then can nurture it in the child.

So are social worker’s fears well-founded? How much protection does the ADA really afford those with mental illness? According to Paul Appelbaum, MD, professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, Past President of the American Psychiatric Association and chair of the APA’s Council on Psychiatry and Law, to qualify for the ADA, a person has to be impaired and “substantially limited” in one or more life activities.

Mental illnesses are not inherited. The similarities in behavior and dysfunction are not due to the actions of genes or other hereditary influences. Rather, the similarities result from a child (then, teenager and adult) enacting subconscious negative agreements and selfish behavior pattern-ideas that were taken-on (downloaded) from the parent displaying similar behavior. This subconscious child-to-parent agreement and pattern idea transfer will make the child appear “like” that parent.

Other mental illness symptoms are known to include a lost of interest in happiness and enjoyment and the tendency to social isolation when most people feel powerless, lonely and disconnected from other people and the world around them.

In such cases a person suffering of mental disorder is known to lose interest in former hobbies, sports, past times and social activities. Very often a mental sickness of different kind from depression to bipolar disorders is expressed as an irritable mood and explosive behavior.

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Ten years ago when my son became ill with paranoid/schizophrenia all we could think of was that ‘this illness will go away soon and all will be well’. But it wasn’t quite that simple and there certainly are too many stories to tell now. Once you have seen your loved one go to the depths of ‘hell’ all you want is for them to be “OK”, well, anyway that was what we thought.

Having a withdrawn behavior and “lonely” attitude are some of the more important mental illness symptoms that need to be looked out for by family members and friends. Withdrawing from family life and social activities that had been previously enjoyed by the individual is one such symptom.

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