FIRST STEP TO RECOVERY TREATMENT CENTER UNDERSTANDS THE SPECTRUM OF MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS THAT MAY COINCIDE WITH TREATMENT
We understand the wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental disorders in adults. So we understand and have lived long-term recovery. We are passionate about recovery and will do everything we can do to help our clients.
ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD is a neurobehavioral disorder that makes it difficult for a sufferer to pay attention and control impulses as he or she may feel restless and remain nearly active nonstop. ADHD is often diagnosed in childhood and lasting into adolescence and adulthood.
Anxiety disorder is characterized by feelings of being overwhelmed by worry and irrational fears. Symptoms include persistent thoughts of dread, restlessness, muscle tension, irritability, fatigue, and sleep disturbances in situations that are not threatening. Common anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, and social anxiety disorder.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression, features extreme and intense mood, energy, and activity levels that swing between a depressed mood and a manic state with little or no warning.
Depression is a complex mental health condition that may be a short-lived event or persist for the long term. It is characterized by an overall sense of sadness, changes in eating and sleep habits, decreased energy level, difficulty in concentration, loss of interest in everyday activities, and suicide ideation.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD is an anxiety disorder that features overwhelming and uncontrollable obsessive thoughts and resulting in repetitive compulsive acts used to reduce feelings of intense anxiety.
Personality disorder encompasses a range of mental health disorders that are characterized by rigid and unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaving. People who suffer from personality disorder tend to process inner thoughts and cognition in a maladaptive way, causing difficulties in relationships, work, and school.
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is an anxiety disorder that develops in response to experiencing or witnessing an extremely traumatic event in which one fears for his or her safety. These events may be related to combat, sexual or physical abuse, loss of a loved one, a serious illness, a car accident, among other traumatic life events. Symptoms include nightmares, flashbacks, hyper-vigilance, agitation, detachment, avoidance of situations that trigger memories of the event, and self-destructive behavior.
SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS
A drug addiction or substance use disorder may co-occur with a mental health disorder. Patients with a dual diagnosis may benefit from ongoing outpatient therapy in recovery.
· Outpatient clinics. An outpatient clinic may have a wider range of mental health providers under one roof and may offer additional adjunctive services.
· Intensive outpatient programs. An IOP provides a higher level of care, scheduling several hours per week of therapy for the patient in an outpatient setting. An IOP may be a program within a hospital or residential setting or offered in a scheduled clinic or private meetings.
· Partial hospitalization programs. A PHP, which is also referred to as a day program, offers the highest level of outpatient treatment, involving 25-30 hours per week of therapeutic activities. As with the IOP, a PHP may be located within a hospital or a freestanding setting.
· Medication-assisted treatment. An MAT uses behavioral counseling and medications to balance the brain’s chemistry, turn off the stimulative effects of alcohol or opioids and reduce cravings while eliminating the unwanted side effects and use of the abused drug, eliminate overdoses and improve the overall success of recovery treatment.
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