Popular Reasons why Depression patients avoid seeking Professional Treatment
May be but in a great number of people, overlooking symptoms and procrastinating treatment have only fetched no or negative results.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Popular Reasons why Depression Patients avoid
seeking Professional Treatment?
Do you think anxiety and depression are simple problems that can be
stopped without any intervention? May be but in a great number of people,
overlooking symptoms and procrastinating treatment have only fetched no or
negative results. Yet, there continues to be a large percentage of people with
depression that do not seek professional intervention for a number of reasons.
Here are some of the popular reasons why people shirk professional treatment
1. Social stigma
Many people prefer to suffer silent bouts of depression to seeking
professional treatment simply because they fear alienation in the society.
They feel embarrassed to share their condition with friends and
acquaintances because they feel that such symptoms can be associated with
some serious taboos. Isolation and deterioration of relationship are often cited
as reasons why people do not want to talk about it in public or resort to
mediums that can make people around them aware of their condition.
2. Fear of getting started
Fear of the unknown as to what they can or cannot expect during the
treatment process of anxiety and depression prevents people from seeking help.
Most people are unaware of how the treatment methodology is likely to be. A
utopian personality associated with depression treatment process makes people
think the concept to be alien, strange and sometimes even unnecessary.
However, this problem can be brought to a solution by discussing with an
expert you are most comfortable with and understanding the nature of
3. Complexity of the problem
People often fail to recognize and understand the severity and complexity
of their problem. Most times, many individuals wait to observe more serious
and complicated effects before they take a decision on whether or not they
want to commence the treatment program. Determining initial signs of
depression and working towards putting an end to the problem as early as
possible is important to avoid stepping into more serious and challenging cases
of anxiety and depression.
Time and money are important in treating the problem efficiently. But
having said that, there is a popular perception that depression treatment
involves exorbitant amounts of money and this is more so because of popular
ads talking about celebrity depression treatment sessions. But high price does
not necessarily guarantee quality. Invest time in identifying the right centers
for depression that doesn’t extract loads of your money but can equip you to
handle depression confidently.
The Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety
12300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 325
Los Angeles, CA 90025