Depression: Let’s talk

Why is it important to take psychological counseling at the right time?
When an individual is physically ill, he’s aware of the abnormality and
seeks treatment. But when an individual is mentally ill, he’s in a very
devastating spot, for he’s unaware of his illness. It would be no
exaggeration, if stated that this state of oblivion may cost him his life.

How helpless a human gets when the faculty which is supposed to sense the abnormality is abnormal by itself.

It is reported from various surveys that people belonging to age group
ranging between 18 and 33 are most vulnerable to depression. Is this because of the cumbersome pattern of our society or because of the age-factor, is a debatable issue and doesn’t stand in our area of concern.

When a person is besieged by stress, his mental faculties get impaired. He is vulnerable to various mental-disorders. The immediate necessity of the individual is psychological counseling. The effects of not undergoing counseling may be traumatic. Treating the patient at the right time may save him and keep him from reaching disorders like schizophrenia, autism, dementia, depression etc.

Such patients elicit rude and ugly reactions from fellow beings and tend to isolate from the rest. They are ostracized from their social life, whereas early treatment can help their healthy social-life endure.
An able psychologist earns the faith of his patient first and then extracts the confidential facts behind the cause and accordingly proceeds with his treatment.

Many people opine that their confidentiality is at risk. But it is to
be learnt that it is an occupational principle of all psychologists to maintain the confidentiality of all facts and information told to them during the course of the treatment.

People being unaware of counseling and psychological treatments not only pose a threat to themselves but also to the society. ‘The Witch Hunt’ incident in Jharkhand and many
other appalling incidents back my statement. They tend to take refuge of some senseless practises like black magic.

The need of the hour is rapid spreading of the knowledge of psychological treatments and counseling, for it’s not just the
question of well-being, sometimes, it’s a matter of life as well.

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