Treatment of neuroses

Project Description

Treatment of neuroses, obsessive-compulsive disorders, anxiety conditions

Types of neuroses and their treatment

Working with experienced psychotherapists

The team of Patonych online center team has extensive experience in working with neuroses and continues to improve their qualifications.

Period of treatment is minimum 1 month

Work with neuroses, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders takes place on an outpatient basis by means of psychotherapy methods, sometimes medications are prescribed to relieve somatic symptoms.

Лечение неврозов

Neuroses is the name of a group of mental disorders that are characterized by common symptoms: a feeling of mental pain, difficulties in communication, anxiety, and somatic manifestations. Neurosis is not a psychiatric, neurological or physiological disease, it is a mental disorder and it can be perfectly cured by therapy. Obsessive-compulsive disorder or obsessional neurosis. It is expressed in obsessions - obsessive thoughts with a negative connotation and compulsions - obsessive actions.
Generalized anxiety disorder is a type of neurosis that is accompanied by persistent anxiety.


Therapy of neuroses

How does the therapy look like? First of all, you need to get an accurate diagnose. To get this, the psychologists of our centre have prepared a number of special tests and surveys. After the doctor has made a diagnosis, you can begin therapy for neurosis, which is carried out on an outpatient basis. Usually a course or several courses of psychotherapy is sufficient. If it is necessary, a psychotherapist prescribes medication to relieve somatic symptoms. As for the methods of psychotherapy that are used to treat neuroses, these are, first of all, cognitive-behavioral therapy, gestalt, as well as art therapy and relaxation techniques. Neuroses are treated mostly successfully and usually a few months are enough to work out these conditions.


Causes of neuroses

The neurosis is mostly caused by stress. Intellectual and emotional overload can also trigger the development of neurosis. The information that comes from media sources is not always positive, and modern people also strive to do everything: combine a career with study and raising children. As the world evolves and dictates to people some special rhythm of life, neuroses have become recently quite a frequent phenomenon. Last but not least the individual characteristics of the psyche of the individual play an important role in the development of the neurosis. The same event can be perceived in different ways by different people. The same event can be experienced by one as stress, by another one as annoying factor and the third one will see it as an ordinary event without paying much attention to it. Each person has his own degree of mental stability. Among the main reasons of anxiety disorder, one can distinguish a poor family atmosphere with frequent conflicts, internal experiences – unhappy with oneself and one’s achievements. Suspicious, vulnerable, emotional people are most susceptible to neuroses. Also, the causes of neuroses can be hormonal changes in the body – for example, by adolescents or by women during menopause.


Symptoms and differences

One of the most common types of neurosis is obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is also called obsessional neurosis. A person is haunted by obsessive thoughts with a negative connotation – obsession. Having succumbed to obsessive thoughts, a person commits obsessive actions – a compulsion. For example, before leaving the house, he checks several times if the gas is turned off, and then returns home to check it again. Moreover, he is accompanied by a feeling of anxiety and concern. He may be aware that something wrong is happening to him, but he cannot do anything with himself, since he cannot resist obsessive thoughts and actions to relieve it.

A person with OCD tends to perform ritual actions that they themselves invent – for example, not to step on the seams of paving slabs or wear clothes on days of the week, arrange them according to colour. Obsessive-compulsive disorder isn’t just pedantry. The pedantic person does not suffer from obsessive thoughts. A person with OCD is unable to cope with his condition alone, he needs the help of a psychotherapist. Fortunately, OCD is a reversible situation that can be successfully treated.

Generalized anxiety disorder is another common type of neurosis that is associated with feelings of anxiety and depressed mood, as well as sleep disturbances, headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and indigestion.

Generalized anxiety disorder may be accompanied by episodes of panic attacks, but not always. The difference between these two states is that during a panic attack, a person experiences a very strong fear in a relatively short period of time. Then the attack goes away. With anxiety disorder, the intensity of fear is less, but it accompanies a person constantly. Both panic attacks and generalized anxiety disorder are treated with psychotherapy.

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