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DO YOU NEED TO TALK TO A THERAPIST?

Everyone experiences occasional moments of stress, sadness, grief and conflict. It can be hard to distinguish a serious mental health problem (that may require professional help) from a not-so-serious one. So, when you're unsure of seeing a professional about the problem or not, find expert doctors online and clear the confusion. 

According to research, most people who would benefit from some type of therapeutic intervention are not seeking it enough. Did you know that 1 in 5 American adults suffer from some form of mental illness? Only about 46-65 percent with moderate-to-severe impairment are in treatment, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

Statistics are probably higher in developing countries like Pakistan where talking about mental health is considered a taboo. With healthcare solution apps like My live doctors, you don’t need to go to a doctor’s office for therapy anymore. Find expert doctors online by downloading the My live doctors app on your smartphone. Book an online doctor appointment and consult with an online therapist today!

Do I really need a therapist?

While identifying, diagnosing and managing a mental illness is a priority in the psychiatric community, psychological help for those without a clear condition to manage can be just as important. Early intervention by getting professional help is key to prevent the problem from getting worse. A quick and convenient way to get help is by finding expert doctors online. Studies show that more people are opting for online therapy and feel more comfortable taking therapy sessions online or over the phone. 

Why don’t people get help?

Psychologists say that the earlier someone gets help, the easier it is to get through the problem. According to experts, this low rate of treatment is because of the stigma and many myths attached to seeing a therapist. Among these concerns are that only "crazy" people need therapy or that accepting help is a sign of weakness or that the treatment options will be time-consuming and expensive. None of them are true. Treatment depends on your condition. 

While treatment can be very expensive and is not always covered on par with other medical treatment in most health insurance plans, there are cheaper options out there, online healthcare services like My live doctors. A My live doctor therapist will charge on a scale of affordability. Finding expert doctors online is the new and popular go-to to receive treatment, second opinions and expert medical advice from the convenience of your home. 

While we talk about how ‘hard life can be’, the focus should be on the spectrum of mental illnesses that can stem from stress and bring solution-oriented conversations to the table. Psychotherapy [can be viewed] more like stress-relievers like exercising and eating right -- just strategies that help make life easier and help remove stressors.

Signs that you need to see a therapist

There are certain indicators that can you can look for and perhaps book an online doctor appointment with a therapist.  Generally, the signs and symptoms of mental health vary from person to person and it's simply a question of measuring to what extent you can manage. If you feel like life becomes overwhelming  and limits your ability to function in daily life, it would be a good idea to see a therapist, social worker or psychologist. 

My live doctors is a platform where you can find expert doctors online with just a few clicks. You can easily schedule follow-up appointments and stay connected with your therapist through text and emails. Request an appointment today. 

Why should I find an expert doctor online, when I can just talk to a friend?

While having a social group peer-centric support system is great, speaking to a therapist in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space can help people connect with deep-rooted issues and  form a unique doctor-patient relationship.

Well-defined boundaries within the relationship allow therapists to view the client from a perspective and observe behaviors that friends who are involved in a client’s life may be too close to see. Expert doctors online are trained and qualified healthcare professionals. They listen and observe behavior patterns and then address the pressing issue accordingly. 

For instance, people with social anxiety often complain of feeling out of place or not fitting in. Sometimes they say that their friends don’t even notice that they are there. Because of this, feelings of anger, loneliness, low self-esteem and worthlessness are bound to arise. Such people refrain from communicating and feel as if their friends ‘should have just known’. Hence, they tend to suffer in silence instead of speaking up. 

This is a perfect situation where you can pick up the phone, find an expert doctor online and book an appointment with an online therapist. Talking to an unbiased professional can help alleviate that feeling of discomfort and help get a clearer perspective. It might seem difficult at first, but once you start talking it eventually becomes easier to communicate- not only with the therapist but with people around you as well. You begin to feel more comfortable and confident in attending social gatherings and not shy away anymore. 

How does therapy make you feel?

Talking about your problems in therapy is definitely relieving for most people. Most people with mental health issues have trouble gathering their thoughts, hence feel frustrated and overwhelmed with emotion. They might be putting on a brave face, but are scared and vulnerable on the inside. They don’t want to ‘burden’ anyone by sharing their problems. When you talk to an expert doctor online you don’t need to worry about dumping all your problems on them. It’s their job to listen and help. 

Clients often come to therapy in distress but without awareness of the behaviors and interactions which are causing them pain. Listening closely to clients' stories while interacting with them, therapists are able to help people identify maladaptive patterns of behavior. People that seek therapy become more aware about their thought and behavior patterns. They are then able to categorize emotions and feelings and act more responsibly and positively. 

Download the My live doctors app on your smartphone and find expert doctors online today. The first step towards change and growth is by reaching out for help when you need it.