The Pros And Cons Of Self-Help

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Self-help is defined as a standardized psychological treatment that helps someone cope with personal and emotional problems without the need of professional help (van Spijker; Bergsma). Most people can try this form of treatment through home independently, by either a book or through the internet (van Spijker). The dictionary’s definition of self-help is “the acts of helping or bettering oneself without the aid of others.”(Bergsma). There has been many trials that have shown the effectiveness of self-help. This self treatment reduces depressive symptoms, symptoms of anxiety, problem drinking, social phobia, and health problems such as headaches (van Spijker). The goal of these psychology books are not to ease the symptoms but to enhance personal …show more content…
Although these different therapies focus on side effects of suicide, it can still be used as treatment to reduce the thoughts of teenagers. DBT treats people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) which is involved with suicidal thinking and actions massively. A recent study found that DBT decreased suicidal thinking and actions more than other treatments. CBT has two different forms of therapy included in one which is cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy. CBT helps a person focus on the problems they are experiencing and solving it with the help of the therapist. Also, CBT has appeared to be greatly superior to placebo which is a harmless pill medicine (Thompson et al.). IPT is a one-on-one treatment for depression and a less severe form of depression which is dysthymia. This treatment improves in communication and relating with others. IPT helps guide and control a person 's triggers and troubling emotions to being able to express themselves in a health manner. FFT is treatment for bipolar disorder which includes the patient and the family to help improve in each other 's communication to better deal with stress together. Psychodynamic therapy helps people gain concern for themselves and understanding their own actions that were caused by nonconscious emotions and motivations. An example of the effectiveness of this treatment is a case study of a seventeen year old boy that was treated with psychodynamic therapy due to many suicide attempts helped him overcome his depression. The young boy has tried two consecutive antidepressant trials that were not successful until he tried psychodynamic therapy. He has attempted suicide several times. First he tried by swallowing a bottle of his mother 's anti-anxiety pills then he was hospitalized for three weeks in a psychiatric ward.The first treatment attempted was of medication of 150 mg of clomipramine. Although

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