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Living with a mental illness can affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life. In addition to changing how the mind functions, mental health disorders can also affect an individual’s social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and occupational wellbeing. Mental illness can also lead to physical and environmental harm. Mental illnesses can be so debilitating that many people turn to unhealthy behaviors to try to escape or relieve the symptoms associated with mental health disorders. Generally, these attempts are often futile at best and harmful at worst. That’s why many people wonder: can mental illness be cured?
Mental disorders are conditions that affect how we think, feel, and behave. These conditions also affect our mood. For the most part, mental illness falls into one of two categories: occasional or chronic. As the name suggests, occasional mental illness comes and goes. Individuals with this type of mental illness may be overcome with debilitating symptoms for short periods of time. Chronic mental illness typically occurs and lasts for a prolonged period of time and affects an individual’s ability to relate to others, complete tasks, and function on a daily basis.
Even though research consistently shows that there isn’t a single cause for mental illness, there are a number of factors that can increase the likelihood of mental illness. Some of these risk factors include:
Regardless of how or why mental illness occurs, mental health disorders are not caused by any type of character flaws and have nothing to do with being lazy, weak, or incapable.
Even though most people are fairly familiar with mental illness, most people do not know that more than 10 different types of mental illnesses exist. Depressive and anxiety disorders, for example, only make up two types of mental health disorders. Mental illness also includes trauma, dissociative, sleep, and elimination disorders.
Some of the main classes of mental illness include:
When most people think of the word “cure,” they mean that an illness or ailment is gone forever. Because it is considered a chronic condition, mental illness doesn’t work that way. But there’s hope. Like diabetes, arthritis, and other chronic physical ailments, mental illnesses have to be continuously managed with medications and lifestyle changes. In other words, even though mental illnesses can not be cured, they can be treated. This means that individuals living with mental health disorders can have thriving, meaningful, and purposeful lives.
Different mental illnesses require different types of treatments, but the goal of each treatment regimen is the same: to decrease the severity of symptoms and develop a plan that helps individuals manage their illness so it doesn’t continue to disrupt their daily life.
Some of the most common treatment methods include:
Learning you have a mental health condition can be upsetting. Luckily, there are a variety of treatments available for mental health conditions. Let us help you or someone you love develop a treatment plan that can result in a healthy, productive, thriving, satisfying life. Contact us today to learn more.
Because mental health and addiction concerns are so often interconnected, we utilize research-based approaches with evidence-based outcomes that promote overall healing and recovery.
This low-impact magnetic stimulation activates neurons inside the brain, relieving symptoms associated with depression and anxiety.
Using brain scanning and readings, we create a map of our patients’ brains, helping us develop more targeted and effective treatments.
This process assists patients in visualizing their own brain functionality through continuous EEG readings.
We use carefully monitored doses of Spravato to help patients struggling with complex mental health disorders, including severe depression.
Patients use this practice to help reframe intrusive or negative thought patterns and develop coping techniques for long-term recovery.
This practice helps patients learn to regulate emotions, communicate more effectively, and process their own thoughts and feelings..
Licensed and trained therapists guide patients through this technique for managing stress and anxiety on an ongoing basis.
Patients experience one-on-one therapy sessions with a licensed therapist to provide a safe and private place to recover and heal.
Patients can practice the skills and techniques they have learned in treatment with others in a safe, therapist-guided space.
5940 E. Copper Hill Dr. Ste B & E, Prescott Valley, AZ. 86314
We exercise progressive, leading brain science in our treatment approach for patients in our community and across the country who are struggling with mental health and addiction challenges.