Counseling Hiv/Aids Victims
Counseling is defined as a type of intervention that is meant to help a depressed person with emotional, psychological, relational and spiritual challenges to live a quality life for a long period than expected. Researchers term depression as something that happens recurrently. Depression does not indicate failure or instability of the person undergoing it. Donohue (1998) studies indicate that stress limits how people make their decisions because of its characteristics of mild anxiety.
Donohue (1998) defines depression as a condition of imbalance within an individual, prompted by actual or observed differences between ecological demands and the individual’s ability to adapt to these demands. Stress can be observed through emotional effects or Psycho-physiological responses.
Psychoanalysts address time constraints as a situational influence of stress. The time factor is closely associated with the differences between ecological demands, such as household chores as well as job related demands, and an individual’s ability to cope with these demands. For instance, how one can handle these responsibilities within the given time. These might be worse in HIV/AIDS parents because they are weak. Therefore, such parent may find it hard to make effective decisions. This is because she finds herself so much occupied in the feeling of anxiety which diverts her decision making ability. Thus, the bosses of the victims should be advised to shift them into a department that does not require so much concentration.
Stress leads to emotional states like anxiety, panic, depression, guilt, distress and marital difficulties. This further affects the thinking or reasoning ability of the victim hence preventing his or her capacity to make decisions. When an individual is in a state of depression, his or her reasoning ability depreciates. This is because stress affects the brain hormonal production levels which have the mental power therefore, an HIV/AIDS victim who is under stress should be encouraged to engage in responsibilities that do not need critical reasoning or thinking.