How does psychology help in mental health?

Psychologists offer a wide range of evaluations and treatment options for those who struggle with mental health problems. Yes, we're there to make people better.” Psychotherapy is a type of treatment that can help people who suffer from a wide range of mental health conditions and emotional challenges. Not only can psychotherapy help alleviate symptoms, but, in addition, certain types of psychotherapy can help identify the psychological causes of the condition, so that a person can function better and have greater emotional well-being and better healing. While practicing clinical psychologists have a doctorate, either a doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) in a field of psychology or a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree, they don't have a doctorate in medicine (MD or DO).

Although historically, the practice of clinical psychology was primarily limited to people seeking help and to those who already had mental health problems, positive psychology extends to everyone, to those who have a clinical diagnosis or not. Positive psychology researchers have devised measures such as the Psychological Wellbeing Scale and the Happiness Scale, which objectively measure a person's degree of satisfaction with their life. While clinical psychology delves into the root cause of illness to help a person recover, positive psychology delves into the root causes of happiness that can help a person protect themselves from negative experiences. Positive psychology emerged after a good deal of debate and misunderstanding about how well it can coexist with clinical or health psychology.

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