How many of you reading this have been accused of being a couch potato? Many of you chose this form of relaxation in the false belief that it was going to help you de-stress and forget about your everyday problems. And how many of you have had the courage of your convictions to go out and seek professional psychological or psychiatric help to help you cope with your problems? Many of you reading this may have sad stories to tell about this series of long-term visits.
In your cynicism, you may have been tempted to accuse these therapists of being nothing more than artful couch potatoes. Because that is what it felt like most of the time. While you poured your heart out, they just seemed to sit there, taking notes and, you thought, pretending to listen to you. There are so many negative stereotypes surrounding the business of psycho-social therapy. Alongside of the misgivings, there is also a lot of misunderstanding about these important professions.
The best and most professional clinical psychologists and psychiatrists continue to invest their professional time in ongoing online clinical research in psychiatry and psychology, as well as neuroscience. Now, no harm will be done if you spend time with this online resource too. Like your professionals, many of you are hardly spending enough time with the books. This is thanks to the busy lifestyles that many of you are leading.
That is something that needs to be addressed. Online resources in psychology and psychiatry benefit everyone, not just the professionals, but especially you. You may need to address an emergency, short of sitting down with a therapist. And in order to deal with the emergency before it gets out of hand, you need immediate help and advice, something online resources can give you.