Our minds often experience strong emotions when we realize that the reality often does not meet our expectations. What we think of “positive” emotions, such as happiness and gratitude, and “negative” emotions, such as sadness and guilt, come and go very quickly in our minds.
Ancient philosophers and founders of religious traditions speculated the emotional upheaval of our minds facing unsatisfying reality and provided us with wisdom of understanding and accepting our destined human conditions.
It is quite recent that scientific approaches to understand and assess the human mind are applied.
The philosophical trends, such as empiricism and evidence-based scientific methods, have facilitated to measure the functions of the human mind that was previously thought to have been almost impossible.
With scientifically proven treatments, symptoms are measured and treated with evidence-based guidelines and programs. The pains and suffering of our minds are now understood as subjectively measurable symptoms such as depression and anxiety, and with these assessments, professionals can now develop scientific treatment strategies and programs.
Such scientific approaches in measuring and treating our minds are what we call psychotherapy. The Western world has studied, developed, and applied psychotherapy for the past decades and has been using evidence-based treatments to reduce patients’ psychological suffering.
Now professionals all over the world are studying and applying effective psychotherapy to reduce human suffering and our clinic also applies such psychotherapy to treat the following disorders and symptoms.
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents is marked by inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behaviors.
Moving to another country and building a life there can bring about a culture shock that may lead to feelings of wanting to avoid the situation. Such emotions along with a lack of social support can manifest symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder involving difficulties with verbal and non-verbal communications, social interactions, and repetitive behaviors.
Individuals with emotional vulnerabilities, including high sensitivity and reactivity to emotional cues, and those who do not have the skills to manage their emotions often find it extremely difficult to divert one’s attention from emotional triggers.
People with social anxiety disorder experience overwhelming fear that he or she may act in a way that will be embarrassing or humiliating.
Specific Phobias refer to extreme fear of specific situations or objects which often leads to the avoiding behaviors. Those with specific phobias often display automatic and overwhelming fear when exposed to the situation or object that triggers fear and experience panic attack in extreme cases.
Communication disorders involve persistent problems related to language and speech, and its four main types include language disorder, speech sound disorder, child-onset fluency disorder, and social communication disorder.
Learning disorders begin in early developmental stages before formal schooling and is a neurodevelopmental issue that would impair individual, social, educational, and occupational functioning.
It is natural for sadness to develop in response to stressful situations and it usually passes with time. However, when a natural and temporary period of sadness persists, this could be a sign of depression.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) includes two characteristics: the first half consists of unwanted obsessions and recurrent thoughts, images, or impulses that cause significant distress, while the latter half consists of compulsions and repetitive behaviors or thoughts that you feel compelled to perform to get rid of the obsessions and feelings of distress.
Individuals with PTSD often relive traumatic events through flashbacks or nightmares and experience changes in physical and/or emotional reactions.