in order to begin serious work on his problem first you need to understand whether there is a relationship between the symptom, the problem and the internal structure of personality. Most people such a connection is not carried out, therefore, attribute its symptoms solely to somatic (bodily) diseases. As a result, they are forced to be examined and treated by doctors generic with no visible effect, or disillusioned with medicine and all to go to unconventional methods of treatment, in the best case doing nothing and just suffering from my disorder. Unfortunately not all doctors understand the mechanism of the neurosis, in which are formed functional disorders of the body systems (cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hormonal, etc.), and exacerbated chronic diseases, new in the most "weak" places of system. So they always have something to treat. It just leads to the side as a doctor and a man from the essence of the problem. If the main reason lies in the psychological sphere, what would the treatment was not used, the effect will be temporary, or it would not be at all. This does not mean that a person with neurosis is impossible to contact the General practitioners. On the contrary, at the initial stage, it is a necessary step towards the correct diagnosis. The General task of medicine is to specify the functional nature of the disorder, to exclude "their" disease (physical sphere), if they are, then eliminate them a major role in the formation of psychological and psychosomatic symptoms, syndromes. This sometimes requires a complete examination of all body systems, one way or another, could affect the occurrence of symptoms. Those rare cases where experienced doctors with a minimum of surveys conclude in favor of the psychosomatic, psychological nature of these symptoms. After that you should go to a therapist (not a psychiatrist or psychologist, although there are exceptions). The fact that a psychotherapist, having simultaneously medical and psychological (psychotherapy) education, can confirm or refute that the psychological nature of the disease. And if you do not have enough data for a psychological reason, to send for additional testing to the required specialists of related specialties (endocrinologist, ophthalmologist, etc.). In the event of such communication, disorders and psychological reasons, to explain to the person most convincing way that such a relationship is possible. On this depends the further treatment, because if people do not understand (or will not be enough of these explanations), the circle of suffering will happen again and again.
a Brief explanation of the linkage between psychological symptoms and psychological cause (for neuroses).
let's Consider step by step:
stage 1. The conscious level. The conflict in the mind (to touch on the most important aspects of life, personality, and or significant relationship). Most often it is the problem of choice: "to be or not to be in a relationship with a partner" (husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend), "to work or not on this or the other place", the problem of choice of residence, a mismatch of expectations and hopes, the real situation.
2 stage. The conscious level. The formation of dissatisfaction in a particular field, and in life in General. The growth of mental stress. Dissatisfaction and or others.
stage 3. The unconscious level. The transition from consciousness to the unconscious decision. Implemented in most cases, about 95% (the neurotic personality). If the person is not able to solve consciously the issues described in the 1st stage, then this feature (the decision) takes on the unconscious. The whole conflict (or nearly all) of the informational and sensual component are suppressed (moved) into the unconscious. The feeling of tension and dissatisfaction may be reduced or totally absent (temporarily). Also disappears from view (consciousness), the conflict ,the contradiction, the problem of choice. It seems that he got rid of all the problems in life (temporary feeling). In a small number of cases, about 5%, people can decide for themselves the right decision and the conflict disappears (however, this does not exclude the possibility of re-occurrence).
stage 4. The unconscious level. The transition of the entire problems at this level does not solve the problem, it only begins to increase, because the accumulated unmet desires, negative emotions, precisely because of the impossibility of a way out and not solving the problem. This usually happens over time, but sometimes there may be a quick transition. In the minds of at least some of the emotions expressed, lightening the emotional burden of the conflict in the unconscious there is no such possibility.
5 stage. Unconscious level shifting mental energy consciousness. The stored energy from unresolved conflict can not enter consciousness because it is hampered by the mechanisms of psychological protection, actively protecting the mind from what it has been unable to solve, and the fact that he brings a lot of suffering. In specific, the same kind of conflict can not return to consciousness, but transformed into non-specific manifestations of it as it "bypasses" of protection. Nonspecific manifestation, and is, in fact, the symptoms of neurosis. In the first place there are symptoms of General anxiety increases the background level of anxiety, or irritability, aggressiveness, frequent insomnia. At a deeper conflict, suppression may achieve the degree of disturbances of autonomic nervous activity, causing various kinds of psychosomatic and conversion reactions (jumps in blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, cardiac neurosis, hormonal changes and many others).
stage 6. One fully realizes the reason for his suffering. However, the symptoms from the category of General non-specific turn in particular. Appear phobia, or other types of obsessions (R. O. K.), hypochondria, anxiety-depression, asthenia, apathy, and a host of other symptoms. The number and severity of them depends on the uniqueness of a person's identity, conflict and features of the organism. The problem usually arises in "weak spot" of the body, i.e. if there were a hidden or obvious problem with the spine (osteochondrosis), psychosomatics certainly take advantage of this, increasing many times the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Surprisingly, the symptoms like "help" to solve the initial conflict for its effect on the personality of the perpetrator and his environment (life).
it is Possible to solve the conflict when he hasn't gone unconscious, while avoiding neurosis. This solution is correct, but if the person left neurofisiologia (i.e. with a tendency to create contradictions in his psyche), then sooner or later it will come to recurring conflict, and it all depends on the level of consciousness, will, will he be able to solve it again, or connect the mechanism of the formation of symptoms.
Solid solution is the deliverance of the individual from the tendency to constantly create inside conflicts, contradictions, frustration. For this it is necessary to change the structure of personality, values her neurotic, inappropriate expectations, hopes to make it more harmonious, conscious, strong-willed. This will not only avoid anxiety, but dramatically increase stress resistance (the resistance of the real, objective problems in a person's life).