Psychological therapies are more commonly known as talk therapies. They focus on allowing patients to speak openly about past and present experiences. In a supportive and confidential environment, talk therapy aims to help patients better understand their own feelings. Through understanding themselves, patients can truly begin to move forward in their recovery.
Depression does not just affect our mind. It also has a big impact on our overall health. We care less about taking care of ourselves and we neglect exercise and diet. This can lead to obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, and a gradual decline in wellbeing. With psychological therapy, depression can become a thing of the past allowing patients to focus and improve their health.
Psychological therapies are also key to supporting patients and residents through diagnoses of dementia, Parkinson’s, and other conditions. It is difficult to adjust to life when diagnosed with a neurological disorder—therapy can help make that adjustment a little bit easier.