Treatment for Mental Illness

Mental illness or mental health disorder refers to a spectrum of mental health conditions ranging from anxiety and hallucinations to schizophrenia. Mental illness can impact your daily life by intervening with your thoughts, mood, and behavior. Mental health conditions are common in people; however, when the symptoms start impacting your everyday functioning by triggering frequent stress and strain, you should consult with a health professional. If overlooked, mental health symptoms may worsen with time and affect one’s physical and mental well-being.  

Causes 

A combination of the following factors can make you vulnerable to mental disorders:

  • Family or genetic history
  • Traumatic events including domestic, sexual abuse, or any life-threatening experiences
  • A traumatic brain injury
  • Prolonged use of substance including drugs and alcohol
  • Depression and the tendency to withdraw from the society
  • Critical illness such as cancer

Symptoms

Mental disorder signs and symptoms can vary from person to person based on the circumstances and other factors. The mental illness symptoms can frequently impact your emotions and behavior, leading to severe repercussions on your health. Some common symptoms of mental disorders include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Being over remorse or fearful
  • Sudden and extreme mood swings
  • A tendency to avoid friends and activities
  • Paranoia or hallucinations
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Sense of hopelessness and lack of initiative
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Eating disorder

How EG Healthcare can help

Our mental health team will work with you to create a custom treatment plan to address your specific needs. We treat each individual differently and always keep an eye out for specific patterns of mental disorder symptoms. There is no single treatment available for mental disorders; this is where our mental health professionals look for specific indicators and the possible underlying causes to sort the most effective treatment plan.

Mental health professionals at EG Healthcare strive to offer a comfortable and stable environment to help you regain control over your emotional and physical health. Our mental health-being team is committed to educating and providing constant care and attention throughout the treatment.

We provide both medical and mental support for patients with a mental disorder, in addition to medical care; you will get the following support throughout the treatment:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Brain stimulation therapies

Frequently asked questions:

Is mental illness treatable?

Yes, mental illness is treatable. With treatment, many individuals are able to function well in their daily routine: working, attending school, taking care of responsibilities, and socializing with others.

How can I test my mental health?

If you suspect that you may be experiencing mental health symptoms, it is important to see a mental health provider who can perform an evaluation.

Can a mental illness be cured?

There is no cure for mental illness but it can be effectively managed with treatment which may consist of therapy, medication, or a combination of both.

Can mental illness heal itself?

Mental illness is not likely to disappear on its own. Without treatment, it may go away for a short period of time but will eventually return.