After three years of psychotherapy, zero result!
April 26, 2012 10:25am CST
After three years of psychotherapy, zero result! Yes, dear friends Mylotters, it seems like a joke but, unfortunately I have to admit that corresponds to reality. And you can easily understand how this makes me sad. I certainly do not doubt the ability of my doctor, but since 2009 I have embarked on a path with him, I would, with pleasure to see positive results. Instead, unfortunately, none of this, I remained completely unchanged in these three years, firmly in the classic starting point. Ok, I know, many have explicitly told me to resign, but when a person like me, who admits to being mentally ill, try all avenues to try even a small improvement. At the moment this is all, I hope that in my next discussion relating to my mental health, I could tell you about some improvement.
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27 Apr 12
Maybe your therapist isn't the right person for you. You write that you don't doubt his ability, but the fact that he is a good and qualified doctor doesn't always mean that he is the right choice for every client/patient. Doctors have different strengths, and maybe you need a doctor with a different approach. I am saying this, because I had an experience where I was in therapy for two years without any progress. I didn't change my doctor, because I didn't believe that it would make much of a difference, but I was wrong. Today I have another doctor and it is much better. I am still mentally ill (chronic depressions) but with the help from my medicine and my doctor and I can live a normal life with work etc.
27 Apr 12
Maybe you should find another doctor. I went to a therapist years ago who told me that I was Lying & that my father Wasn't abusing me. The doctor was of absolutely no help at all. Then again, maybe you're on the wrong medication? or the wrong dosage? I'm sure that there's something that can be done to help you. Sometimes if you read self-help books about your condition, that can help too... or taking college classes on psychology or abnormal psychology. Good luck to you! :)
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26 Apr 12
You may have grown, but not realized it yet. I felt this way after I went to therapy for a while, and thought, why the heck am I going I am not getting anything out of this? 5 years later, as I am talking to others and giving advice when they ask, I find that some of those sessions actually come up and I did learn something! It does take time, but if you are frustrated, maybe bring this up with your therapist and ask for a change of pace in your sessions so that there can be more concrete changes.
26 Apr 12
I don't know how they measure psychical changes, and don't understand how they could say that. I just think that regardless of the results they talk about, if you feel positive changes and improvement, then improvement is there. Sometimes even no change is a good sign, as things did not get worse. But hope you and they will see improvement soon, don't give up.