How Practitioners Of Psychiatry Stay Happy

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When you are dealing with a mental disorder, e.g., mania, clinical depression, bulimia, et cetera, the people you should go to are the doctors who specialize in psychiatry. Since millions of people, young and old, suffer from various conditions that alter their brain function, there is a high possibility that these professionals attend to over a dozen patients on a daily basis. Not only can they diagnose a mental disease, but they also administer or recommend the treatment(s) you need.

There is nothing wrong with gaining the sense of well-being that comes with having a professional provide reflection and insight on one’s life. — Jonathan Bartlett, MA, MFT

Nevertheless, if you already met a few psychiatric practitioners in your time, have you noticed what they have in common?

From our perspective, it is their capability to feel happy no matter what cases the day brings. That is exceptionally challenging, primarily because a psychiatrist’s job is to analyze the patients’ problems. You cannot merely stick with the facts on the surface. You have to dig deeper into their subconscious mind to know how to help them.

If you believe that knowing how the practitioners of psychiatry stay happy can improve your life, then check out the following ideas below.

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  1. They Try To Organize Their Feelings And Thoughts

Psychiatrists are tremendously good at compartmentalization. Although they surely have personal problems to deal with, these professionals can push them at the back of their mind while working with a patient. If they feel the need to share an individual story, they can do so without breaking down and putting the client in an uncomfortable spot. It is only when their duty to the patients is over that they deal with personal stuff again. Hence, the problems do not overlap, and they can eliminate them one by one.

By learning to stay present with the way things are, to observe our resistances rather than struggling against them, we are freer to take the necessary steps to succeed in life in the ways we desire. — Donna Rockwell, Psy.D.

  1. They Empathize But Not Absorb Patients’ Issues

There is no uncertainty regarding a psychiatric doctor’s oath to help folks handle mental health conditions to the best of their ability. They are within patients’ reach 24/7; they do not turn away anyone who seeks enlightenment about their disease. Despite that, it is wise of them to avoid absorbing the issues laid out on the table. That often results in the development of depression, anxiety, or stress, after all, which can deplete their happiness and reduce their productivity.

  1. They Have A Life Outside The Facility

Furthermore, psychiatrists often have other things to do besides diagnosing mental disorders. Some are hands-on parents who drive their kids to school every day and never miss any school performance. Others go on a date, travel to exotic destinations, and pick up various hobbies that do not involve analyzing people’s psychiatric symptoms. Since their days and nights do not merely revolve around their profession, they get to de-stress and recharge before meeting new patients.

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For some people happiness comes easier than others, but what we’re starting to understand is that happiness, that sense of connection and ease of appreciating the good moments and being more graceful and resilient during the difficult ones, is a skill and strength that we can all build. — Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

What Do You Think?

You have just gotten an insider on how practitioners of psychiatry stay happy most of the time. They invest much effort in helping a patient manage his or her mental illness – make no mistake about that. However, they also live their lives, love the people around them, and compartmentalize their thoughts and emotions to avoid being on the receiving end of psychiatric help.

You should not feel ashamed of taking a leaf out of their book if you aim for mental stability. Good luck!

Author: Marie Miguel

Professional Experience Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade; covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com/advice. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to target subjects related to anxiety and depression specifically. As an editor, contributor, and writer for over 100 online publications Marie has covered topics related to depression, anxiety, stress, grief, various phobias, and difficult family circumstances. With regular content published on mental health authorities like TheMighty, Yahoo, GoodMenProject, ADAA, CCPA-ACCP, Silverts, AMHCA, etc... Marie has shown both her passion and dedication to discussing & educating topics related to mental health and wellness. With an understanding that there is never too much information and helpful research about mental health in all of its forms, she continues to look for new and creative ways to both start discussions & engage with others about these important topics. Before becoming an online researcher and writer, she worked as an Administrative Executive with different industries namely telecom, security workforce providers, trading companies, exclusive hotel and concierge services. After ten years of working in different industries, she decided to enter the world of freelancing in able to give more time to her precious daughter. Given this opportunity, it helped her discover and realize that she is both capable and passionate about expressing her opinions in creative and influential ways via writing. Education Marie Miguel is a loyalty awardee of St. Paul College where she spent her primary and secondary education. She holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Computer Applications from De La Salle University - College of St. Benilde where she was also on the Dean's List for consecutive semesters during her college years. "My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness" It takes passion for being an expert researcher and writer of mental health related topics. Having lived through traumatic experiences in the past, it has become easier to express my opinions and findings I've discovered while researching a variety of situations and subjects. I aim to inspire every person that reads mental health & wellness related articles to provide hope in every struggle; just as my experiences have taught me. Additionally, I strive to contribute to the continual progression of mental health awareness by providing helpful information and significant resources to understand further the importance of keeping a healthy mind and well-being.