Mental Health Treatment
Understanding Mental Health Issues
Mental health deals with an individual’s mental condition in relation to their emotional and psychological well-being. Also included in mental health are the considerations for social and psychological well-being. No matter if the status of our mental health is good or bad, it affects how each individual thinks, makes choices, and relates to others. It plays vital importance in every stage, and moment of our lives. Unfortunately there are many factors that can affect our mental health, causing it to drop into a negative space. Some of the factors include genes, life experiences, brain chemistry, traumas experienced, and family history. When our mental health is doing poorly, many times it can be attributed, or create, mental health conditions.
Some of the most frequent mental health conditions include:
- Depression: Depression is an episodic condition where individuals experienced prolonged periods where they feel as if they have no self-worth. Many people experience depression, but the difference between them and an individual diagnosed with a depression disorder is, the individual with the disorder experiences unusually long periods of depression, that may be interspersed with periods of mania. Depression affects individuals in many ways, including causing the feelings of fatigue, major energy loss, inability to perform daily activities, inability to concentrate, and the inability to find joy.
- Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar Disorder is a mental condition that causes drastic mood changes in an individual. The mood swings range from major manic feelings to major depressive feelings. Depending on the severity of the disorder an individual’s mood could shift multiple times through the course of a single day, or they could experience a couple of shifts over the course of a week. During manic periods these individuals are filled with energy and grand thoughts, along with the belief that they can accomplish anything. During the depression episodes, the individual will experience all of the same symptoms as those with Depression Disorder.
- Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a disorder that affects the cognitive abilities of an individual.Those who are afflicted with Schizophrenia experience a situation in which their relationship between thought, emotion, and behavior has been altered. These individuals experience visual and auditory, illusions and hallucinations, which is what has a great effect on the individual’s cognitive abilities. Experiencing these instances, individuals are acting on false information created by their brain. Having these false perceptions about things in life causes these individuals to act acceptably within their circumstance, but leaving them to act irregularly within the world due to the delusions and mental fragmentation.
- Panic Disorder: Panic Disorder is a condition where individuals are frequently plagued with panic attack, that may have stemmed from small instances. Panic attacks are classified as anxious moments where the individual is dominated by fear and may be unable to control their body functions. Other symptoms of panic attacks include sweating, heart pounding, shortness of breathe, fear, and shaking. Often those with Panic Disorder attempt to avoid all instances and situations related to previous panic attacks, causing even more stress in their life, due to the constant fear of another attack.
- Anxiety Disorder: Anxiety disorder is a condition where an individual is frequented by prolonged periods of uneasiness. Many people experience anxiety for reasons such as work deadlines or tests they may have to take for school, but individuals diagnosed with anxiety disorder experience anxiety from nearly every aspect of life. Unfortunately, as well as constantly experiencing anxiety, these individuals experience the most extreme levels of anxiety, leaving them constantly on edge. Individuals with Anxiety Disorder tend to avoid going many places, situations with large groups of people, and performing in front of an audience. Frequently the people are described as being jittery, or constantly panicked.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that occurs when an individual experiences or witnesses a life-threatening event, childhood abuse, sexual assault, war-time conditions, the loss of a loved one, or many other traumatic experiences. Not everyone who has experienced these events will develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and those who do develop the condition will not know until time passes, due to the fact that the symptoms are latent, and may not expose themselves for many months or years. When an individual begins to experience the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, they will have a flashback, causing them to relive the instance with the same intensity in stress, feelings, and emotion as the first time they experience the traumatic event. Many things can trigger these flashback including sleeping, shocking moments, or experiencing similar instances to the initial instance.
Treating the Condition with the Right Type of Care
Seeking professional help from a certified facility is the best option for properly treating yourself or a loved on. These facilities can help by choosing and structuring the proper approach to treatment to offer the best chances of rehabilitation, and to help the individual return to living a healthy life. The first thing done should be a comprehensive assessment that takes into consideration of the individual’s full medical history and the entirety of the individual’s current medical condition. Both the physical and psychological elements of the condition should be inspected and evaluated. From the evaluation, a treatment plan will be designed to cater to the current needs of the individuals. As part of our process at Sprout Health Florida, we are able to provide properly trained medical staff, treatment programs, and the facilities needed to help support an individual through the recovery process.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is at the heart of all of our treatment programs directed and helping individuals suffering from mental conditions. These treatments aim to fix how an individual thinks and processes information in order to condition proper behavioral patterns. If these functions can be changed to a more positive process, the individual can begin to express positive changes in their lives. It is thoughts that shape individuals behavior, altering their destinies.
If you know anyone experiencing any symptoms that could relate to a mental condition, or you have any further questions about mental disorder, their treatment, or the admissions process to our facility; feel free to contact us at any time.