Psychology – Thoughts?


Psychological suffering and constructive psychology

Positive psychology: What is it?

Positive psychological therapies might be viewed as a supplementary approach to the promotion and care of mental health. A study was conducted to determine whether patients’ entire wellbeing, particularly their psychological wellbeing, might be improved with the use of positive psychology. Was it successful in reducing the patient’s depression symptoms? The study’s findings demonstrated that positive psychology can improve a patient’s wellbeing while lowering the patient’s depression symptoms. Cognitive behavioural therapy, problem-solving therapy, and interpersonal therapy are the standard established treatments.

When a person is in a state of mental health, they are aware of their own abilities, are able to handle life’s typical stressors, are able to work efficiently, and are able to give back to their community. According to this concept, the essential components of mental health are happiness and effective functioning. The concept of psychological well-being, which incorporates ideas like mastery, hope, and life purpose, is focused on the individual’s optimal functioning. (2013) Boiler The fundamental pillar of positive psychology as a discipline is a positive life experience for individuals – using happy emotions. The second pillar focuses on a person’s advantageous physical features, namely their virtues and strengths, but also their aptitudes.

The third pillar is a constructive society, which capitalises on institutions like democracy, a solid family, and education that support positive growth. (2014) Pluskota Positive psychology is currently seen as a relatively new movement, despite the fact that its origins go all the way back to the history of psychology. good psychology aims to shift attention away from what is perceived as unpleasant in life and towards what is thought of as good. The use of positive psychology as a strategy can help patients improve their well-being. To examine if the advantages shown in non-clinical groups can be duplicated with a clinical population to similarly increase their well-being, there is a clear need for well-designed PPIs (Positive Psychology Interventions) utilising standardised psychometric measures & RCT procedures. Macaskill, 2016)

What Causes Psychological Pain?

In addition to psychological pain, which is a bad emotion brought on by incentive loss, there are three more types of pain: physical pain, social pain, and social pain, which are all adverse states connected to existing or probable harm and sickness. 2015 (Papini) In the sense that it can only result from physical harm to the body, psychological distress is seen by scientists who study pain and by physicians who treat pain as a totally physical occurrence. When nerve cells in the skin and internal organs detect stimuli that might be harmful, such as a pinprick or high temperatures, pain is the result. (Biro, 2010) A good illustration is removing an arm from a flame. A biological system that has been fine-tuned by the body can be used to stop future harm from occurring to the person and to start the healing process.

Is a patient enduring psychological pain if there are no physical injuries? Their nociceptors are mute, at least in relation to these specific experiences, and do not communicate any discomfort to the brain. Their feelings are therefore categorically different from pain and should instead be described as suffering or anguish, as preferred by professionals. In the scientific community, there is a claim that psychological suffering doesn’t exist. Understanding the causes of severe injury without pain (wounded troops in war) and severe injury with pain (migraine, fibromyalgia) is necessary. Do we actually comprehend how the brain interprets pain?

The sensory centre (located in the somatosensory cortex) and the emotional centre (located in the anterior cingulate and insula cortices) are interestingly not only physically separated but also dissociable, meaning that a person can experience pain without feeling it. 2007 (Grahek) Pain asymbolia is a disorder that affects some people. They may still be able to feel a needle prick at this point, but they will chuckle at how trivial it is. As a result, there is a mismatch between the sensation, the feeling, and even the intricacy of pain. More than merely signals are being sent to the anterior cingulate cortex or somatosensory cortex. its actions, emotions, thoughts, and memories.

Problems like this push the scientific community’s rigidity to relax a little in order to make fresh discoveries about the brain. According to medicine, pain is a symptom that the body has been physically injured. This is true regardless of any proof to the contrary. Despite the fact that many patients have actually gone through psychological agony, medicine requires this.

Listen, I know it’s terrifying, unpleasant, and extremely distressing right now, but you’ll be OK. This is something you must do for yourself. You must go beyond what is known and strive to believe that you will be fine no matter what. Even if things don’t work out. Even if you don’t find what you’re looking for, it’s still a good thing to show that you tried. It is with this thought I introduce my new book “Acceptance”. Hope we find the courage to accept what is.


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