Crises in situations of emotional trauma, restlessness and anxiety should be addressed on time, recommended Peruvian psychotherapist Dr. César M. Garcés Carranza PHD, because “many of these cases end in suicide and homicide.”
“The risk of losing a patient due to death is a reality present in hospitals. The same happens in mental health clinics, where crisis situations can appear at any time, especially if the patient presents risks such as suicide or homicide intent, ”he said.
Dr. Garcés commented that traumas and emotional disorders are the cause of different effects on people.
“While death is, for many, the most extreme situation in trauma, people feel similar emotional disturbances when faced with the challenges of everyday life, especially if they face something difficult for the first time, and / or if the challenge seems to threaten certain areas of emotional weakness, which is presented in different ways, ”he said.
There are cases of despair and anguish of a person (for example because of a job change, danger, risk, fear, death of a relative, separation from the couple, economic problems, among other factors.
He explained that there is the so-called “crisis theory”, developed during the years 1 950 and 1 960, by ego psychologists, such as Maslow and Erickson Previously, Hippocrates, a Greek doctor said: “crisis is a temporary or permanent event of an action or situation which endangers life. ”
“Crisis theory” is defined as a group of related concepts that pertain to people’s reactions when faced with new experiences.
These experiences may appear in the form of natural disasters, sudden illnesses, significant losses, changes in social or economic conditions and life cycles. This theory suggests that, when people experience situations such as trauma or distress, they tend to follow predictable response patterns.
“Crisis theory has developed because of the concern of people who temporarily feel feelings of distress or of not being able to adapt to life’s problems and events of emotional tension.”