Common psychological complaints
Not all psychological complaints are the same and the consequences may also vary from person to person. Therefore, there are various treatment methods to cure or suppress psychological complaints. A depression
is certainly one of the most common psychological complaints. Depression is mainly expressed as depression, gloominess and not seeing the nice things in life anymore. Not infrequently, people with severe depression also have suicidal symptoms. Anxiety, phobia and panic attacks are another form of mental illness. They cause extreme fear of a sometimes meaningless situation. A consequence is often a phobia, so that certain situations are avoided.
Major causes of psychological complaints
Just as there are different forms of psychological complaints, there are also different causes. Depression, for example, is the result of several factors coming together. Depression can be hereditary, but can also be caused by the occurrence of a certain event. Usually it is a combination of factors. An unresolved trauma is often the cause of many types of complaints. As long as a traumatic event does not get a place, the symptoms persist and there may even be a post-traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD). Fears and panic attacks are also often the cause of traumatic events.
With various psychological complaints, the patient may want to avoid certain situations, locations or people. Everything is done to avoid thinking back to a certain event or trauma. As a result, many people with mental health problems end up isolated. Even if you suffer from a fear or phobia, you will often find that this involves avoiding public places. This leads to social isolation and exacerbates the symptoms. That is why a Virtual Reality exposure
therapy is ideally suited to this group of patients.