Mental Health Disorders

What is Mental Health?

Mental health applies to your psychological and emotional well-being. Possessing good mental health allows people to live a healthy and happy lifestyle. It helps in exhibiting resilience and gives people the ability to cope with life’s difficulties.

Mental health can be influenced by several factors, which include life events and, sometimes, genetics.

There are many strategies to help establish and maintain good mental health which includes:

  • Having a positive attitude 
  • Being physically active
  • Helping others
  • Getting adequate sleep
  • Healthy diet
  • Getting help from a mental health specialist when needed
  • Socializing with people whom you like spending time with
  • Developing and using practical coping skills to deal with problems

If you or a loved one suffers from a mental health disorder, mental health treatment can help in getting back to living a happy, healthy lifestyle once again.

What is Mental Illness?

Mental illness is a general term that includes a wide variety of conditions that affect what people think and feel. It can also affect someone’s ability to get through everyday life. Multiple factors can impact mental illnesses which include:

  • Daily habits
  • Genetics
  • Biology
  • Environment

Mental Health Disorder Statistics

Roughly one and five adults will experience at least one mental health disorder across the nation each year. Roughly one and five teenagers with mental illness aged 13 to 18 will experience a mental health disorder at some point in their lives, too.

Although mental health disorders are common amongst people, the severity will fluctuate for everyone. Approximately one in every 25 adults will experience a severe mental illness every year. Severe mental illnesses can significantly diminish your ability to carry on with your daily lifestyle—several groups of people who experience severe mental illnesses at different times.

Studies have shown that women are more likely to experience severe mental illness than men, especially between 18 and 25. Mixed-race people are also more likely to experience severe mental illness than other ethnicities.

Types of Mental Health Disorders

There are several types of mental health disorders; almost 300 various conditions exist.

Some of the more common mental health disorders affecting people in the US include:

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental health disorder that affects roughly 2.6% of people across the nation every year. It causes episodes of energetic, intense highs and extreme, depressive lows. These episodes can affect someone’s energy level inability to contemplate. Bipolar disorder mood swings are more severe than the little ups and downs that most people experience.

Depressive Disorder

Persistent depressive disorder is a chronic form of depression. Also known as dysthymia, which is a form of depression that isn’t too intense but can interfere with daily life. Those who have this condition will encounter symptoms for two years at the least. Roughly 1.5% of adults across the nation experience dysthymia every year.

Anxiety Disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder is more than everyday anxiety like being nervous before giving a presentation. It causes people to become anxious about many things even when there’s nothing to worry about. 

Those suffering from generalized anxiety disorder feel nervous about getting through the day, and thinking things will never work out for them. Sometimes generalized anxiety disorder keeps people from accomplishing everyday tasks. Generalized anxiety disorder affects roughly 3% of people across the nation.

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Major depressive disorder causes feelings of extreme hopelessness or sadness that lasts for two weeks at the least. Also known as clinical depression, those with major depressive disorder become sad about their lives and contemplate and sometimes attempt suicide. Roughly 7% of people across the nation experienced at least one major depressive episode every year.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder causes Repetitive thoughts and obsessions. These thoughts produce the desired carry specific compulsions are behaviors. Those with OCD realize their behaviors and thoughts are unreasonable, but they cannot stop them. Over 2% of people across the nation are diagnosed with OCD at some point in their life.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health disorder triggered upon witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. This can be created by a range of traumatic events like national disasters, fighting in a war, car accidents, or encountering violence. PTSD symptoms include being easily startled or flashbacks. Roughly 3.5% of people across the nation experience PTSD.

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia impairs someone’s perception and reality by interfering with the connection to other people. Schizophrenia is a fair condition that must be treated. Symptoms include delusions, hallucinations, and hearing voices, putting them in a critical situation if left untreated. Roughly 1% of people across the nation have schizophrenia.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder, known as social phobia, causes extreme anxiety in social situations. Those with social anxiety disorder become too nervous when around other people by feeling like they’re being judged. About 15 million adults across the nation encounter social anxiety every year.

Mental Health Disorder Symptoms

Each type of mental health disorder causes different symptoms, with some sharing of common characteristics.

Common symptoms of mental health disorder include:

  • Overeating or not eating enough
  • Oversleeping or having insomnia
  • Becoming distant from friends and favorite activities
  • Always tired even after getting enough sleep
  • Feeling numb or lacking empathy
  • Encountering unexplainable aches and body pains
  • Feeling helpless, hopeless, or lost
  • Drinking, smoking, or using drugs more than before
  • Feeling forgetful, irritable, anger, anxiety, sadness, confusion, or fright
  • Constantly arguing or fighting with loved ones
  • Experiencing extreme mood swings that cause relationship issues
  • Experiencing constant thoughts or flashbacks that she can’t stop thinking about
  • Hearing voices in your head that you can’t control
  • Having thoughts of hurting yourself and others
  • Inability to carry out everyday activities chores

Stress in times of emotional distress can cause an episode of symptoms. They make it challenging to maintain normal behavior and activities. These moments are referred to as a nervous or mental breakdown.

Mental Health Disorder Diagnosis

Diagnosing a mental health disorder is an elaborate multi-step process. During the first meeting, your doctor will perform a physical exam to look for physical abuse signs that contribute to mental health disorder symptoms. Some will order a series of lab tests to screen for any possible underlying causes.

Your doctor might ask you to fill out a mental health questionnaire and undergo a psychological evaluation. Sometimes, a mental health disorder is not diagnosed during the first appointment.

Your doctor might even refer you to a mental health specialist. Because mental health is complicated, And symptoms vary per person, it might take a few appointments to get a full diagnosis.

Mental Health Disorder Testing

When discussing a mental health disorder with your doctor or therapist, a series of examinations may be administered to reach the diagnosis. These steps may include a physical exam, lab tests, and a mental health questionnaire.

A series of questions can help doctors understand patients’ thoughts, responses, and reactions to situations and events. Although the test will not produce immediate results, it will help the doctor better understand your experience.

Online mental health diagnostic tests should be avoided. While they may provide some insight into the causes of symptoms, they are not regulated by a healthcare specialist. The Q&A options are usually not as thorough as a therapist or doctor will be with an in-person testing environment.

Mental Health Recovery

Most people suffering from mental health disorders can find success with a treatment program, meaning help is available. However, some mental health disorders are chronic and ongoing, but even those can be managed properly.

Recovering from a mental health disorder will require continuous attention to your mental health and adherence to your behavioral therapy methods. In some scenarios, prescribed mental illness medications are used, whereas others get treated without medications. Recovering from a mental health disorder will vary per person.

Mental Health Disorder Treatment Methods

Here at Montare Behavioral Health, we have multiple mental health disorder treatment methods which include:

Mental Health Programs

Mental health programs offered include:

Conditions Treated

Mental health conditions treated here at Renewal Behavioral Health include: 

Get Help for Mental Health Disorders Today

Montare Behavioral Health is a luxury mental health treatment center specializing in treating several mental health disorders, including anxiety, trauma, depression, PTSD, personality disorders, and other mood disorders. 

Renewal Behavioral Health believes in providing high-quality, individualized, patient-centered care during and after their recovery journey.

Our inpatient and outpatient treatment programs allow people with mild to severe mental health disorders to manage their conditions and contribute biological, social, psychological, and environmental risk factors.

Do not let a mental health disorder control your life any longer. Contact us today and allow our team to answer any questions.