Because of the stigma that continues to surround common mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, it is common to understand that you need help but proceed not to pursue it. However, there are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t delay and should instead take the plunge to pursue therapy today (not tomorrow).
Research shows that therapy is typically the most effective treatment available for anxiety disorders. Plus, many medications used to treat anxiety may have unpleasant side effects or even addictive potential and therapy avoids these problems!
Seeking therapy can be a catalyst for change, without asking for help, it’s easy to become complacent and allow mental illness to rule your life. By changing your outlook and providing you with a coping outlet, therapy can free your mind, make you more productive, and improve your interpersonal relationships.
Studies have already demonstrated that therapy is just as effective as medication in the treatment of depression. Plus, therapy reduces the risk of relapse, even after discontinuation.
A number of common mental disorders such as generalised anxiety disorder, depressive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder frequently share symptoms with impulse control disorders. In other words, individuals may have the inability to resist negative urges to self-harm, for example. These urges can come at any time, so pursuing therapy immediately is the best way to maintain safety and comfort.
You’re not alone. The fear of stigma or judgment can keep many people from asking for help, but more than 300 million people around the world suffer from depression, and 260 million experience some form of anxiety disorder. In many cases, people experience both at once.
If you’re hesitant, and if you’ve been waffling on the idea of therapy for a while, nothing is going to change until you try. If you’re waiting until you feel ready, the time won’t come, so take the plunge!
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