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Best Treatments for Men’s Issues
In terms of getting professional help for men’s issues, the good news is that counseling, “talk therapy” and psychotherapy are all effective.
We all have preferences and biases, based on our personal experiences – and what we’ve heard from friends or what we’ve read on the web. So the kind of treatment we seek for help with men’s issues will likely be influenced by these experiences. The important thing is that you’ve made the decision to get help for your concerns from someone – a psychologist, social worker, or family therapist.
Often, when we believe a particular treatment approach to men’s issues will work, it does. That’s because the “placebo effect” is real. Research shows that our beliefs and expectations can significantly influence neurophysiological and neurochemical activity in parts of the brain involved in perception, movement, pain, and emotion processing. So, if you think “psychodynamic psychotherapy” – or talk therapy – is the answer for you to help with your concerns, it very well may be the best treatment approach for you.
What research shows matters most in terms of being helped is the effectiveness of the person who’s helping you.
“Talk therapy” – or psychotherapy or counseling – is a proven effective way to reduce anxiety and depression, and to address stress, low self-esteem, substance abuse, and dissatisfaction with relationships, including "nice guy syndrome." It's also an effective way to feel better about yourself and your life – and ultimately, feel better in your own skin.
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