Mental Health Treatment
Statistics of Mental Health
Over 42 million Americans suffer from some type of mental disorder and unfortunately, every year the statistic increases. Unfortunately, because of social stigma, most people who suffer refuse to seek help. Another unfortunate event is the increasing number of hospitals and facilities that specialize in psychiatric health that are closing down.
For those who do want to seek treatment for their mental health issues, finding the correct facility can be a daunting task. Luckily, Sprout Health Arizona is one of the few facilities that offer treatments for mental disorders as well as substance abuse.
We understand that seeking treatment sounds expensive, but the costs of not will far more exceed the latter. Thankfully, ObamaCare created and implemented a measure that makes psychological health care affordable and available to the masses; however, it only covers outpatient care; therefore, many who suffer from severe mental health disorders continue to struggle.
Luckily, there are treatment programs that work with financial aid, rehabilitation loan services, federally-funded programs or charitable organizations. Some programs may be available for free or offered at a reduced cost in order to help those who do not have insurance.
Sprout Health Arizona offers treatments for the following:
Anxiety disorders are characterized by the individual’s response to circumstances which prohibits the ability to manage their negative reactions. Individuals with anxiety experience elevated levels of dread, fear, panic, heart rate and sweating. When anxiety is severe, the symptoms are physically controlling and may paralyze the individual temporarily. Some forms of anxiety include phobias, community anxiety disorder and panic disorder.
Mood, or emotional disorders cause a steady stream of emotions or bouncing from one emotion to the next. For example, constantly feeling down or feeling extremely down at one point and the next minute feeling extremely happy. The most common mood disorders are Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Cyclothymic Disorder.
Psychotic Disorders are characterized by skewed thought patterns and discernment. There a variety of symptoms that define psychotic disorders, the most common being delusions and hallucinations. Hallucinations are defined as the experience of sounds and images that only exist in the individual’s mind rather than in reality. Having a fixed and false idea that they believe is true, even though there is evidence that proves otherwise, is the definition of delusional. One of the most common psychotic disorders is Schizophrenia, in which individuals exhibit both hallucinations and delusions.
Addiction Disorder, Including Impulse Control
Those who suffer from impulse control and addiction disorders cannot control their impulses or cravings, causing them to do things that can be potentially fatal. Alcoholism is the most common example of addiction disorder. Alcoholics cannot control their craving for the consumption of alcohol.
Personality Disorders occur when an individual struggles with uncompromising personality characteristics, such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, which makes them feel unhappy and uncomfortable. These disorders cause individuals to struggle with everyday life.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Individuals with OCD are in constant fear that something is going to happen to them. They also suffer from the need to repeatedly perform compulsive rituals. An example of OCD would be the need to re-read words or lines in a book due to the fear of not quite taking in the information or missing something important.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs long after someone endures an extremely traumatic situation. Latent effects of trauma are effects that tend to appear later; however they are severe enough to disrupt daily life and its activities. These effects are characterized by re-experiencing the traumatic instances in memories, dreams and/or flashbacks.
How We Treat Mental Disorders
Sprout Health Arizona offers treatment programs that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which helps patients understand their actions and how to control them. We also offer therapeutic and experimental modalities to supplement CBT.
We recommend including family and loved ones in therapy sessions in order for our staff to gain further insight into the patient’s health history and family life. It is also important for your family to learn how to support you through your treatment and the many years after you’ve gained control of your mental health. Recovery is an ongoing process and it is necessary to have a support system that understands your struggles.
Sprout Health Arizona also offers therapeutic modalities to help patients cope with maladaptive thoughts, such as:
- Relaxation exercises
- Mindful meditation
Through relaxation, clearing the mind and support from others, patients are able to learn how to handle their mental issues. We offer multiple tools and treatments that can increase the likelihood of success outside of the treatment program.