Treatment of abnormal behavior and culture
Many ways of treating abnormal behavior and culture exist, and they vary from time to time-they are not static so as to remain relevant with time. A psychological intervention is one of the preferred ways. This treatment is performed through psychotherapy that broadly refers to the method of curing that emphasizes an unequivocal focus on the self. Another recognized and commonly used intervention is the cognitive behavioral treatment that emphasizes on the improvement of strategies for training cognitive skills. It relies on this assumption that by changing our thinking, we can change our behaviors, and subordinate versa. These interventions recognize that helping individuals to their emotions control and thought patterns, and changing their maladaptive views to become more adaptive, can help them recover. We can, therefore conclude that psychotherapeutic techniques are infused with cultural assumptions, such as the inherent separation of belief and behaviors (Matsumoto, 2013).
Receiving treatments and barriers to treatment
It has been observed that this mode of treatment is more likely to be practiced in the developed world. In developing a world, the number of individuals receiving treatment is much lower (Matsumoto, 2013). The major causes of this pattern of behavior are language barriers, cultural beliefs regarding health, and availability of those services within the neighborhood. The major barrier that can be causing this scenario is language barrier and availability of infrastructures since developed nations have better education and more improved health facilities that support these practices unlike developing countries that are struggling to move out of poverty. A research conducted in America indicated that, after introducing an interpreter, the number of individuals seeking treatment increased dramatically. The interpreter made it possible for both parties to speak one language and the importance of receiving treatments was clear to everyone meaning that with proper ways, we can break the odds of language barriers.
Individuals in the area with fewer economic resources are less likely to receive mental health treatment and services than those with greater economic resources. A country with fewer economic resources will have limited or no social structures hence the turnout of those needing the services will be lower compared to other developed societies. Mexican Americans who were born in the United States were more likely to utilize heath services compared to those born in Mexico mainly because of the transformation in beliefs. Remember that some people beliefs may prevent them from seeking these services. For example, Some Latinos communities have weird believe that prayers can heal individuals with abnormal issues. Mistrust and stigmatizations also discourage some societies from receiving treatments (Matsumoto, 2013).
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