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Please answer! What services are there for adults who are struggling with mental health?

Please answer! What services are there for adults who are struggling with mental health?

Several: There are several options available like seeing a psychiatrist, therapist or going to a support group. If you have insurance, you can give them a call and ask for a list of their mental health providers. The phone book should also have a list of services. Nami is good educational/support program here is their link :http://www. Nami. Org/mstemplate. Cfm? Site=nami_oregon.

Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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Are mental health disorders specific to different blood groups?

Are mental health disorders specific to different blood groups?

No.: I have not encountered any documentation of a correlation between blood type and mental health issues. One has nothing to do with the other.

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Do group homes exist in mental health to make sure that the people get their education?

Do group homes exist in mental health to make sure that the people get their education?

Yes: Transitional living facilities still exist but have become harder to find. Some were excellent programs that included supervised living, therapy and rehab services.

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Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

Is there mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults?

No there are not: No there are no mandatory mental health screenings for children and young adults. Why do you ask?

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Could they send a child to adult mental health facility?

Could they send a child to adult mental health facility?

I have seen that: Done previously when all child beds at that facility and throughout the state were completely filled. In this situation the child had a one on one watch at all times and was not involved in adult therapy programs on the ward. The parents were aware that this was an unusual situation and gave authorization. It was a safety issue.

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Can any doc tell me what's the difference between children and adult mental health?

Can any doc tell me what's the difference between children and adult mental health?

Too vague: The question is far too vague to answer meaningfully, except in the most general terms. A mentally healthy adult can function effectively at work and in interpersonal relationships, and can enjoy leisure activities. A healthy child can function effectively in school, in relationships with adults and other children, and can enjoy play.

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And in what ways can joining a physical activity help a person's mental health and physical health?

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And in what ways can joining a physical activity help a person's mental health and physical health?

Health: Good mental health requires good physical health which can be maintained by physical activity, stress reduction, diet, & lifestyle changes.

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I'm doing a comparison of treatment plans for mental health adults. I needed some to look at. Do u know where I can go and look at treatment plans?

I'm doing a comparison of treatment plans for mental health adults. I needed some to look at. Do u know where I can go and look at treatment plans?

Very vague: Treatment plans are individualized for the particular problems being addressed, and the person who has them. They are developed between the psychiatrist and/or therapist and the patient. There are generalized manuals about developing treatment plans, and many clinics list types of therapies offered. Any sensible "comparison" of treatment plans would have to be done on a case-by-case basis.

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Could a parents mental health effect a child as a adult?

Could a parents mental health effect a child as a adult?

Definitely: There is even an organization for it: www. Aacap. Org/aacap/families_and_youth/facts_for... Mental illnesses in parents represent a risk for children in the family. These children have a higher risk for developing mental illnesses than other children.

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Mental health group therapy was awful. I feel really disappointed?

Mental health group therapy was awful. I feel really disappointed?

Rule of Three's: Attending a mental health group therapy causes stress and anxiety. I encourage my patients to use my "rule of three's". 1) you will be anxious the first time you attend the group. 2) by the second visit your anxiety lessens as you become familiar with the process. 3) by the third visit you will have acquired enough experience and knowledge to decide if such therapy might be helpful.

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How can physical activity affect a child's mental health?

How can physical activity affect a child's mental health?

Not clear: It seems to improve it. There needs to be more research as to the exact mechanism physiologically that helps, but there appears to be no question that intellectual and emotional health are promoted by good exercise routines (at all ages). Must be related to production of endorphins and hormonal responses.

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How can physical activity affect a child's mental health?

How can physical activity affect a child's mental health?

Part of mental healt: ...Is forming a healthy self-image. A child who does a lot of physical activity has a self-image composed of "i can do this" repeated many times; a child who soes not is made up of all "i can't"s.

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Is it possible that my mothers post natal depression cause mental health problems in my adult life?

Is it possible that my mothers post natal depression cause mental health problems in my adult life?

Not directly.: However, theoretically if a mother's severe post partum depression interupted bonding with an infant that might have some effects that become manifest at a later time.

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I used to be good at school, now I can't pay attention and procrastinate a lot. Could this be adult ADHD or some other mental health issue?

I used to be good at school, now I can't pay attention and procrastinate a lot. Could this be adult ADHD or some other mental health issue?

Psychiatric Consult?: Usually adults with adhd have had a problem when they were younger. There may be other issues. Why not have a consultation to explore this?

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Can anyone tell me how to find a good mental health doctor who treats adult adhd?

Can anyone tell me how to find a good mental health doctor who treats adult adhd?

Fairly Easy: If you go online and look up chadd which is children and adults with attention deficit disorders you will find lots of information including research and resources. They also offer online courses for patients and parents and links to local support groups and providers. Look under www. Chadd. Org. Good luck.

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If you were to go to recreational therapy for substance abuse and mental health, what types of activities would you engage in?

If you were to go to recreational therapy for substance abuse and mental health, what types of activities would you engage in?

Well...: One theory is that addicts have forgotten how to enjoy life without drugs and have to be taught how to engage in enjoyable pro social activities. Often recreational therapy is adjunctive to more mainstream therapy. Possible activities are almost limitless.

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How can I find an adult mental health advocate? An adult relative has been diagnosed bipolar. Usually this is treated sufficiently with medication. But recently, she has also been experiencing depression and anxiety, afraid of irrational things like the

Wait..: Your first question seems unrelated to the rest; you are describing a poorly compensated case of bipolar disorder. This needs to be addressed asap; consultation with a psychiatrist in order to stabilize this patient is a must. If this is done in an outpatient setting, typically a case manager from a state agency can be ensured through the discharge planners of the unit.

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I have vitiligo and I need help. I've tried steroid creams and UV light therapy but patches still come back. It has been affecting my mental health and daily activities. Is there any other treatment that I can try? Thank you.

I have vitiligo and I need help. I've tried steroid creams and UV light therapy but patches still come back. It has been affecting my mental health and daily activities. Is there any other treatment that I can try? Thank you.

Yes: There are other treatments that may include topical tacrolimus, higher potency steroids or even immunomodulatory drugs such as cyclosporin. See a dermatologist or immunologist with experience treating vitiligo and other chronic autoimmune illnesses. Best wishes.

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Daily visits from my mental health (complex care) team aren’t helping. They won’t have me inpatient again as the bed demand is so high. It’s hopeless?

Daily visits from my mental health (complex care) team aren’t helping. They won’t have me inpatient again as the bed demand is so high. It’s hopeless?

Don't know what: Your diagnosis is or your symtpoms. So it would be difficult to make any recommendations in the absence of information. Consider resubmitting with more info.

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How can I improve my mental health?

How can I improve my mental health?

Psychotherapy: First and foremost, consider psychotherapy. A psychologist can help you understand your problems and address them. Sometimes you could benefit from medication, as well. Regular exercise and support groups can also help improve your mental health.

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