Why can't the mind repair itself like your body can.Watch
No-one is demonstrably immune to mental health issues, and people live perfectly fine lives before mental health issues strike them, and in neither case do we say they have an illness. So if you have an occurrence of depression or ptsd and it goes away, you are cured. You can break a leg and be cured, if you break a leg a second time, you don't ascribe it as inevitable or a likelihood because there had been a previous leg break.
Mental health issues are largely invisible, unlike breaks, rashes, wounds etc. That makes them neither false, nor an excuse to dip out on getting to grips with the potential of a full recovery.
Not true in either case, and not true in many illnesses of the rest of the body. But anyway, modern medical interventions can accelerate the healing of both mind and body, it can sometimes be a difficult journey that needs to be tailored to circumstances, that's all. Depression and PTSD are entirely curable, I've had diagnoses of both and neither affect my day to day life now.
I don't believe that.
It can’t naturally heal itself but it could heal with the aid of therapy. On a biological level, the brain is capable of healing itself through neuroplasticity. New neuronal pathways can be formed, behaviours can be unlearned. You can be taught to think in a better way and to cope with traumas better.
Therapy doesn't work for everyone, unfortunately.
because it doesn't work like that. Go learn some basic biology. The brain is the centre for emotion and thought. It doesn't repair itself because it simply isn't an issue. Me being scared of the dark and me liking chocolate work the same way, as with "mental illnesses" that are just basic thoughts that the humans have deemed "not normal"
Unfortunately not, it's mainly a mechanism for repairing physical injuries to the brain. E.g. people who suffer trauma from car accidents or fights.
There's not much knowledge on neuroplasticity as a component of treatment in depressed patients. It would be a breakthrough though if the mechanisms of neuroplasticity in depression were known.
This medical paper is an interesting read if you want to learn more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5299163/
Thanks, will check it out.