The main methods used to treat the disorders are drug therapy and therapeutic therapy. It is usually up to the patient to choose whether to start both treatments at the same time or with only one method. For certain more severe disorders or forms, it is impossible to start therapeutic treatment without prior medical treatment. For example, in the case of major depression, a person is often so tired and exhausted that he is unable to think about the roots of his problems - in order to regain thinking, it is necessary to encourage the patient with medication before it is possible to seek therapeutic treatment. It is also not possible for patients with psychosis to get rid of positive symptoms without taking antipsychotics.
Medications sometimes have side effects that may initially make the patient worse - for example, they may get worse or have anxiety; sleep problems or weight fluctuations may also occur. It is always a good idea to talk to your doctor about possible side effects before starting treatment. When it comes to medication, it is extremely important to follow the doctor's prescriptions and not to stop treatment arbitrarily! Otherwise, there is a chance that the patient's situation will get worse than it used to be. Because medications often affect a variety of bodily functions, the first prescribed medications may not be the most appropriate for the patient. In this case, the patient should consult a doctor immediately!
The aim of therapy is to develop more positive thinking and coping mechanisms in cooperation with a specialist in order to treat mental disorders and traumas. There are many different forms of therapies (eg cognitive-behavioral therapy, scheme therapy, family therapy) and they can be used alone or in combination with drug therapy.