Saturday, September 17, 2005


Entry 58

One of the subjects I've always loved to study & know about has been psychology ...
When I was a teenager, I started reading these kinds of books ; I used to read one psychological book after each novel ...
I really enjoyed reading them and gradually began to know myself better and try to make myself and overcome my problems, and I can say that I was really successful in this way ...
I think one can and must know themselves and must try to face their disabilities, shortcomings and problems ,and they should try to overcome them and here psychology really helps !
Of course the problems of people do not just exist inside them ; sometimes they exist outside them ... here psychology cannot directly change the situation outside a person, but it can help people find a way to face and overcome the problem and when one changes from inside, the situation outside her changes for sure ...
I truly believe in psychotherapy, and that is what a psychologist does ...
What he/she does is somehow different from what a psychiatrist does ...
As far as I know, the former talks with the patients and tries to calm them down in this way, but the latter treats people medically ,i.e., they use medications and drugs ...
Of course consulting with a psychologist is better,for using lots of tranquillizers has side effects, but they ARE effective when there's no other way to calm down the person ...
It's the same as the time when we use aspirins when we have a headache: using them is as harmful as using tranquillizers, but when we can't overcome it, we have no other choice !

1 comment:

Hesam said...

The first key piece of data we need to know is that headaches and migraines are rarely caused by the head.They are caused by other sources that affect this complicated part of the body.There are causes of headaches and migraines that have their source in the mind itself. We always ask these questions : Pain killers kill the pain but why do I get these headaches? What lies behind them? What is the cause? Here pschology comes to help. And we see it works properly.This vast field of study is really fabulous.