Logotherapy Survival

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Logotherapy as Effective Way of Dealing with Adolescent’s Depression Is the Logotherapy an effective method for helping young people with depression? By its nature adolescence is known and accepted as depressed life cycle. In the adolescence youngsters leave the long childhood behind, but they still do not reach all the requirements of being grown-ups. Beside physical, physiological, psychological, cognitive and emotional changes, the youngster passes through several developmental steps, and unfortunately in every step they encounter different problems that need solving. If the adolescents get insufficient against problems or are incapable in the process of adaptation to their new life period, they will experience trouble. During the …show more content…
for Partnership for Drug Free Kids, and which shows the Logotherapy‘s importance in surviving from depression in adolescence. He shares his story and explains that his depression is based on family problems and abuse. He suffer so long unable to overcome his depression and the other mental illness, which he doesn’t want to share. In his teenage years, most of the time he goes ups and downs, becomes a father, loses his brother and starts using drugs and alcohol. He tries hard to live normally because he doesn’t want his daughter to see him abnormal. He shares that this is the only reason that makes possible his survival from depression and from his harmful habits. Just as it is stated in Logotherapy he survives because he finds his meaning in life, which is to be a father. Another meaning of his life that he shares, is to become an addiction counselor “I am in college and I will graduate with my associates in the spring of 2015. My dream is to become an addiction counselor and I won’t stop until I get my master degree.” (Raymond C). Third supporting source of importance of Logotherapy is stated in the article “In Today’s World: Existentialism Revisited”, Ph.D. by Marty Slyter who points out that meaninglessness in adolescents can lead to psychopathology and even suicide. How that affecting change in the life of Raymond C. as an adolescent could be possible without …show more content…
And unfortunately, in 2011 based on the report of The New England Journal of Medicine that shows the attitude of the drug companies to “selectively publish results on antidepressants”,Mark Hyman MD, in his article in the Huffpost Healthy Living, explains that despite the fact that the antidepressants are popular, they have side effects and are not helpful. “Most patients taking antidepressants either don’t respond or have only partial response. In fact, success is considered just a 50 percent improvement in half of depressive symptoms. And this minimal result is achieved in less than half the patients taking antidepressants.”(Hyman 2011) Second, Freud is known for his expression that if someone wants to be healed, it should be better the therapist to know his grandfather and father, so the therapy is focused on the patient’s past, while Logotherapy is focused on finding a meaning for the future, which is a positive approach that is concentrated on a positive contribution instead of examining the problems from the past. Third, one of the claims that considers the Logotherpy as ineffective way for curing depression in young people because of the specificity and the changes that they experience throughout this period, is the inconsistency. Analyzing

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