Is there an alternative to conventional ‘drugs’ in the treatments of mental health challenges such as depression?
I was talking to a friend today who was telling me about the battle that he had, had with depression. After a series of negative events in his life, he found that he was extremely angry and life had lost a lot of its spark. He went to his doctor who diagnosed him with depression and recommended that he visit a psychiatrist.
He had several sessions of talk therapy with the psychiatrist which, he said helped. The psychiatrist told him that depression could not be cured and he would always have it and prescribed anti-depressants.
After some months of taking the anti-depressants, he felt much better and told the psychiatrist that he did not want to continue to take them. The psychiatrist told him that he would have to take them for the rest of his life. My friend was not happy with this advice and only after considerable discussion did the psychiatrist agreed to wean my friend off the drugs.
This was almost a year ago and my friend has progressively improved both physically and mentally so the treatment program worked. However, I have reservations about aspects of the treatment. Firstly, the issue that depression cannot be cured. I disagree with this completely. Under every ‘mental challenge, there is a root cause. When you remove or resolve the root cause, I would expect the ‘symptom’ being the depression, to resolve and be removed.
Why would you put the thought in a person’s mind that they cannot be cured?
Secondly, telling a person that they would be on drugs for the rest of their lives. It seems counter-intuitive for a Doctor not to be working towards a person being able to live without resorting to drugs. The drug companies would have been rubbing their hands in glee if they had heard this psychiatrist.
An Alternative that Works
My point is that there are alternatives to drugs and traditional therapy to overcome depression. Alternatives, that do not rely on drugs and work towards curing depression. An alternative is TRTP, The Richards Trauma Process. TRTP utilises hypnotherapy, Gestalt, Mindfulness, Ego-state Therapy, Choice Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Parts Therapy, Emotion-focused Therapy. It is unique therapy achieving change and results, usually in 3 to 4 sessions.
If this alternative is of interest to you why not call me on 1300 64 53 54 and get some information on this fast and effective way to overcome depression.