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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?
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. ...Read more
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
It varies: Depends on setting (inpatient, outpatient) and reason for & type of treatment. Sometimes the court will set a minimum period for treatment; sometimes the court will allow the provider to determine length of treatment. Substance abuse treatment can last months. Anger management treatment typically lasts weeks. Average length of court ordered psychiatric inpatient stay in our system is 7 days. ...Read more
Level of care: Honestly there is considerable variation from place to place about how this works. However if you want to get a sense of how things "ought" to work you should search for the "level of care and utilization system" of the american association of community psychiatrists. It is a bit complicated but covers the factors that determine medically appropriate residential care. ...Read more
Community-Based: During the 1970s, there were multi-disciplinary community mental health centers established. These centers had therapists and groups and often offered occupational and recreational therapy to a broad range of individuals within their catchment area. On the other hand, there were far fewer options in terms of psychiatric medications than there are now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Provide Support: While awareness of mental health issues has increased, those seeking treatment are still at times isolated or stigmatized (porter, r., 2012). When taking the first step, it is a good idea to bring along a family member or close friend. Be prepared for the visit and make a list of questions for your doctor or professional to answer. Finally, set limits and comply with treatment. ...Read more
Commitment: Commitment is a possibility in all states, but the procedures vary. Also in general, the person has to be a danger to self or others. It's best to work directly with the person and his/her physician if you can, because this gives the best chance of success over time. In many states there is outpatient commitment as well as inpatient, but there is a different process for that. ...Read more
Many factors: Choice of treatment depends on many factors. Research on which treatments work for which disorders is a key factor. For example, forms of cognitive behavioral therapy (e.g., prolonged exposure) have been shown to be best for treating post-traumatic stress disorder. Some other factors include the chronicity and nature of the disorder and the motivation of the patient to change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I help my fiancee get mental health treatment without making it seem forced? He needs help bad...
Eye to eye: It can help, when discussing it, to find things you mutually agree on that might benefit from consultation. Then approaching it curiously together, and perhaps offering to go with him, may be helpful. Also, there are some good websites that can help dispel certain myths about mental health treatment if that is applicable. Nami is good organization run by patients/"consumers" that provides info. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A friend was getting treatment for inflamed gallbladder had drain for 3+ months developed severe mental health issues dr dropped her ethical? Choices
Need whole story: Doctors make diagnoses and suggest therapy. Some patients choose not to follow advice=non-compliant. Some may have mental health and psychiatric illnesses as well. Some patients are abusive to staff or doctors and released. They may choose anther doctor. The patient may acquire their record and take elsewhere. A doctor may choose to suggest other doctors to the patient and release the re. ...Read more
There are legal: Standards for medical neglect. Examples are if a child's behavior is a danger to himself/herself or others, if a child is a victim of any type of abuse, molest or neglect, or if a psychiatric disorder like anorexia or bulemia has serious medical consequences, even death, courts usually support the mental health provider's reccommendations. Parents' reasons for refusing care should be explored. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Med side effects: Extrapyramidal symptoms include akathisia (severe restlessness), painful muscle contractions (dystonia), Parkinsonian symptoms and in chronic cases, permanent abnormal muscle contractions (tardive dyskinesia). EPS is usually caused by antipsychotic medications. Anticholinergic side effects include dry mouth, confusion and blood pressure changes. The latter can be seen with several types of meds. ...Read more
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.
My chin jaw bone was fractured five years ago and I received no treatment. Could this affect my mental health?
Many: Psychoanalysis, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, gestalt, and medication management, just to name a few. ...Read more
Biofeedback: Is effective for many mental health issues as well as physiological disorders. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, adhd, alcohol & substance abuse, as well as headache, chronic pain, asthma, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, muscle weakness, incontinence, hypertension, and to teach optimal performance. For more information, go to www. Bcia. Org. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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