Psychotherapy: beyond the concept of ‘madness’

Psychotherapy: beyond the concept of ‘madness’

The raison d’être of psychological therapy goes beyond “insanity.”

Psychotherapy is a resource developed from many theories about the human being; theories developed through dozens, even hundreds of years of research.

It is used to overcome practically any emotional discomfort or behavioral alteration.

Mental health is a complex issue

Mental health is a complex issue

Contrary to what many believe, psychotherapy is not only for the so-called “crazy”; the colloquially called “madness” is actually some type of disorder with specific symptoms and like many other pathologies it can be mitigated or even eliminated. As if that were not enough, everyone is different, and can even change in radical aspects of their behavior, perhaps with a little professional support.

But, on the other hand, if you have that “madness” in a clinically diagnosed way, it would be absolutely disabling. In cases like this, it is not possible to stand up for yourself, nor is it possible to make your own decisions … unless it is fully treated clinically. And I insist: it is transitory, if you have it, you can eliminate it.

The person with mental problems is not that way of functioning, nor is it “madness.” Each diagnosis needs to be confirmed for at least 6 months, and when it is confirmed, the symptoms will have changed, or perhaps even disappeared …

Why can’t we talk about crazy people?

Now, being frank: Who is perfect? Whoever thinks he is perfect, then he is in trouble since he is condemned to absolute stagnation, to a lack of meaning, to frustration, but even if that is not the case, one should speak of “crazy”. Therefore, something so complex should not be vulgarly called “madness”.

Although I have been referring implicitly to some types of severe psychosis, the term “insanity” is not correct. In any case, the term would be psychosis, brief, postpartum, paranoid, schizophrenic, depressive … and of each, there are different types of causes and times of diagnoses. For example, genetic, congenital, social, cultural, substance, educational or learned causes, etc.

Here I want to emphasize that, in itself, we are a society in which the naturalization of the sick and the pathologization of the healthy prevail. A clear example is alcohol consumption, another is infidelity or the belief that fidelity is not possible (among many other poorly learned beliefs). Another example, living only to work and earn money, and not to serve because “there are people who need me”, “because it is my passion, my vocation to do what I do.”

It seems normal not to give permanent importance to our own existence because our loved ones need us, and not to carry out the work that touches us with the best attitude because we really do not feel important in what we do.

Being necessary is great, therefore, if we work tirelessly to support our families, we do not have to be in a bad mood most of the time, but we do need to change our approach, and for this, we need a professional.

The importance of psychotherapy

So you do not have “madness”, but take care to live better; put those annoyances aside, whatever they are. If you do it on your own initiative, you may have greater sanity than people who don’t. Whatever the issue, if you approach it optimistically, you can surely improve your quality of life in every way. Isn’t that sanity?

When I say that you see a professional, I do not necessarily mean that you pay me a family package of 7 consultations at MXN $ 3,200; I also mean and invite you to do something to remove that hassle for yourself: read a book, come back To dream as before, allow yourself what you were so excited about, take it up again in some way, with a mentor, therapist … but do something about it.

Returning to the main theme, it is not good to get used to what is not considered fair for oneself, speaking of a society that makes the harmful and disapproves of the beneficial … There are also couples who live co-dependently, they get along more badly than well and sometimes recognizing it gives them some satisfaction. Sometimes the social recognition of this toxic relationship as something “romantic”, by their friends, makes that couple continue to have a bad time and reproducing the “cycle of violence” over and over again, believing that because there are moments of “moonlight” honey ”, that relationship is fine.

Psychotherapy: beyond the concept of ‘madness’