Psychology is advised to us continuously, especially in the media and by “the stars”. Psychological sessions are ways to gain very private information about a person. So do not be tempted to think: “why not try it for a few sessions!”.
- Psychologists often let you focus on the negative. It is what they do.
- Psychological methods are not at all proven to be helpful.
- Psychologists might report their impressions to third parties. It is often the case, when not dealing with a private practice and/or when health insurance pays for sessions. Do you want this problem to follow you around for years?
Especially in student populations, psychological sessions are often advised. Why? Because the system wants private confidential information about people who might become influential. It is a way to obtain power over a person. Asking a person directly about a specific trauma they might have, will immediately impact the social position of that person in that situation. Anyone with knowledge about your private life (problems from the past) can use it against you. So only do this when you do have a serious problem, and then make sure to talk to someone who is truly treating your stories confidential. Else you are better off talking to a friend or just be alone.
In any case, do not ever let yourself be tempted to talk to a psychiatrist. They are worse. Psychiatrists for sure make-up a medical file (medical records are not confidential anymore and in case of psychiatry will contain very often total bullshit). It is a profession where so-called “medical professionals” even are willing to make-up untruthful files about a person, when they see fit. There are no neutral tests to reveal them as liars and they know it. You don’t want a file like that to haunt you for life, especially not when your problems are none existent or not severe. Moreover, very often psychiatrists prescribe unnecessary medicine with enormous side-effects. Psychiatry is a nonscientific practice, with extreme and dubious results.
Of course, when you feel your mental problems are severe and life threatening, perhaps your choices are limited.