If someone were to use drugs to reduce thesymptoms of a psychological disorder, but symptoms reappear when the drug isdiscontinued I would not consider this to be a cure.
A cure is when the diseaseor symptoms disappear and are not to come back even after the drugs are takenaway. If someone needs to keep taking the drugs to reduce symptoms then it’snot a cure, it’s merely just a temporary relief. IfI wanted to get therapy but were too reluctant to get it from a therapist, Iwould seek out help from my parents. I would feel more comfortable with myparents because we know each other well and I can express my feeling easier. Ialso might seek out help from close friends who I’ve known for a while if Ican’t talk to my parents.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is abiomedical treatment in which electric shock is used to produce a corticalseizure accompanied by convulsions. A light anesthesia is induced, and avariety of drugs are given to the patient to minimize complications. Some prosto this are it is a remarkably effective treatment for major depression. ECT ismore effective for patients who do not benefit from antidepressants, so byusing ECT they improve. Although some cons to this are, ECT can cause memoryloss, impaired attention, and other cognitive deficits which are commonshort-term side effects of electro conclusive therapy. However, these shortcomingsare mild and usually disappear within a month or two.
ECT can cause physicalpain after the procedure as well. Grouptherapy is the simultaneous treatment of several or more clients in a group.Some advantages of group therapy are patients realize that their misery is notunique and that others have the same or worse problems as them. It alsoprovides a way to work on social skills in a safe environment. Certain kinds ofproblems are better suited for group therapy than individual. Somedisadvantages may be that the patients are not as focused rather than inindividual therapy. Plus, some people may have confidential information thatthey do not want to share with an unfamiliar group of people.
Compared toindividual therapy that conforms to your schedule, in a group you have tocompromise to get a schedule everyone agrees on. I think it might be possiblethat group therapy might support symptoms rather than therapy. In a group ofaffected people, they will see everyone else’s problems that are similar totheirs which makes them feel as if they have something in common with eachother and would get distracted from trying to solve their problem and wouldrather just talk about what they each have.
If I were to seek out therapy, Iwould prefer individual versus group therapy. This is because with individualtherapy I can talk to my therapist at my own pace and get develop and betterconnection with them. In a group, my relationship with the therapist would notbe as strong if it were individual therapy, I would also have to wait forothers to talk before I could speak within the group. Also, I would have toworry about being interrupted by others too.