Thinking of seeing a psychologist? Here's how to choose the therapy best for you
ACT targets a person’s tendency to avoid things.
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We normally think our mind makes our body get into action, but the reverse is also true: Action has the power to improve our low mood.
When one is down in the dumps, even s...
Depression can be distilled down into a problematic cycle due to reduced activity and low mood: when there is less activity, the person becomes withdrawn or isolated, and new opportunities become less likely, leading to a downward spiral.
Prolonged isolation and inactivity make previously enjoyable activities challenging or unappealing, making people withdraw further.
The Behavioral Theory states that positive reinforcement acts as oxygen for the body/mind/soul, and makes the person break the cycle of negativity and depression.
The depression cycle of inactivity can be broken by Behavioural Activation which is an effective depression therapy in psychology. The depressed people are made to engage in activities they have stopped doing or are reluctant to do now.
No particular form of therapy is proven to be better or more effective than others.
Different people prefer or respond to different forms of therapy.
You will need to feel safe and secure and establish a connection with your therapist. It is reasonable to try out a few until you find the right one.
The right therapist will encourage and support you in making uncomfortable changes.
Ask your community for mental health specialists recommendations. Consider asking your GP, family, friends or local community.
Once you have a few names, look up their qualifications and read up about them.