Psychology is about treating mental illness without the use of mind altering drugs or antidepressants. Psychologist’s tend to use other methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy where you learn to understand your thoughts and feelings and as opposed to acting out on them take control of those thoughts and feelings.
Mindfulness is another method that psychologists teach which allows you to be in the moment therefore avoiding mental illness like anxiety and depression.
Probably one of the most famous psychologists ever is Dr Sigmund Freud who is often thought to be the father of modern psychology.
“Sigmund Freud was born in Freiberg, which is now known as the Czech Republic, on May 6, 1856. Freud developed psychoanalysis, a method through which an analyst unpacks unconscious conflicts based on the free associations, dreams and fantasies of the patient. His theories on child sexuality, libido and the ego, among other topics, were some of the most influential academic concepts of the 20th century” Read more http://www.biography.com/
PSYCHOTHERAPY – Sigmund Freud
In these days will live in big cities and suffer all kinds of external stress and pressure that create an environment that is not conducive to mental health.
Many professionals these days will seek the health advice of a psychological counsellor often referred to as a shrink.
Psychologists study for many years at university to obtain a degree and then must also undergo an internship with a psychologist to fully understand the methods of practice.
Many psychologists will bulk bill their clients and in countries like Australia where there are Medicare rebates seeing a psychologist can cost virtually next to nothing.
A psychologist will often be employed during criminal matters to make such psychological assessment of the accused in order to make sure that an appropriate sentence is handed out to the person often suffering from severe mental illness.