If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health disorders, treatment can seem like a daunting task. But there are options available, and at Adler Health in Orange County, California, we specialize in mental health disorders treatment. We offer a variety of therapies and treatments tailored to each individual, so you can get the help you need to live a happy and healthy life.
Some of the mental health disorders we treat include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and a variety of other mental health issues. We offer various therapies including EMDR and trauma therapy. We also offer treatment for co-occurring disorders, including substance abuse.
A mental health disorder is a condition that significantly impairs an individual’s cognition, emotions, or behavior. Mental disorders are usually characterized by abnormal thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Mental disorders can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetic disposition, physical injury, infection, or psychological trauma. Individuals that suffer from mental health disorders often have symptoms so extreme that they disrupt their daily life. Unlike a physical ailment where it may be easier to see someone’s pain, a mental illness is only truly “seen” by the person suffering. This is what makes mental health disorders treatment so important.
According to the AMI (Adult Prevalence of Mental Illness), nearly 20% of adults are currently suffering from a mental illness in 2022. This is equivalent to almost 50 million Americans. Of that 20%, almost 5% are suffering from a severe mental illness.
Mental health disorders are also the third largest cause of disability in the U.S. and cost the economy an estimated $193.2 billion in lost productivity per year. Treatment for mental health disorders is important not only for those suffering but also for their loved ones, society, and the economy.
There are many types of mental health disorders, but some of the most common include:
Anxiety is a mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, tension, and fear. These symptoms can be mild or severe and can interfere with your ability to lead a normal life.
There are different types of anxiety disorders, including:
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Depression is a mental health disorder that is characterized by feelings of sadness, loss, or anger. These symptoms can be mild or severe and can interfere with your ability to lead a normal life.
There are different types of depression, including:
- Bipolar disorder
- Major depressive disorder
- Persistent depressive disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Postpartum depression
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings. These mood swings can include highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). Bipolar disorder can make it hard to function from day to day. It can also lead to risky behaviors, relationship problems, and even suicide.
Trauma is a mental health condition that can occur after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. Traumatic events can include natural disasters, car accidents, military combat, or sexual assault. People who have experienced trauma may feel scared, helpless, or alone. They may also have flashbacks or nightmares about the event. Trauma can lead to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that occurs as a result of trauma. Symptoms of PTSD can include reliving the event through flashbacks or nightmares, feeling numb or disconnected from others, having trouble sleeping, and feeling easily startled or on edge. PTSD can lead to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by obsessions (recurrent, intrusive thoughts) and compulsions (repetitive behaviors or mental acts). People with OCD may develop other mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that causes delusions (false beliefs) and hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there). People with schizophrenia may also have trouble thinking clearly, concentrating, and making decisions. Schizophrenia can lead to other mental health issues.
A mental illness can make it hard for a person to take care of himself or herself, follow directions, remember information, or make decisions.
There are many different types of mental disorders, and each one has its own symptoms. However, there are some common signs that may indicate that someone is developing or has a mental illness, such as:
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Extreme mood swings
- Excessive worry or fear
- Problems with memory
- Eating too much or not enough
- Unable to concentrate or focus
- Withdrawing from friends and activities
- Sleeping too much or not being able to sleep
- Intrusive thoughts or ideas
- A sense of hopelessness
If you are concerned that someone you know may be developing a mental disorder, it is important to encourage him or her to see a mental health professional. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a big difference in managing mental illness and helping a person live a full and productive life. Mental health disorders are treatable, and there are many different types of treatment available.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health disorder, it is important to seek professional help. Mental health disorders can be difficult to manage on your own and can lead to serious complications if left untreated.
There are many different treatment options available for mental health disorders. The type of treatment that is most effective will vary from person to person depending on the specific disorder and other factors. Some common types of mental health treatments include:
CBT is a type of therapy that helps people to change negative thinking patterns and behaviors. CBT has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, and eating disorders.
Medication can be used to treat mental health disorders by correcting imbalances in brain chemistry. Medication is often used in combination with other forms of treatment, such as therapy.
ECT is a type of treatment that uses electrical shocks to the brain to treat mental health disorders. ECT is most often used to treat severe depression that has not responded to other forms of treatment.
At Adler Health we also offer inpatient and outpatient treatment programs for mental health to help people recover from the symptoms. Our programs are individualized for each person’s unique circumstances.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health disorder, it is important to seek professional help. Adler Health offers a variety of mental health treatments, including EMDR and trauma therapy. We also offer treatment for co-occurring disorders, such as substance abuse. Our experienced team of mental health professionals can help you or a loved one in managing your mental health. Contact us today!