Mental health disorders are numerous these days and it might be difficult to know what type of treatment to get without the help of a professional. That is why I’ve made a list of the common types and their treatment options.
Anxiety disorders come with excessive worries, fears, nervousness, tension, restlessness, and trouble concentrating. They include panic disorder, general anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, agoraphobia, and phobias
Eating disorders deal with excessive eating, less eating, unrealistic body goals, warped body image. They include binge eating, bulimia, and anorexia nervosa
These disorders are associated with trauma, they are often the aftermath of deep trauma, e.g post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder.
Mood disorders are the most common type of mental health disorders, deal with emotion, and involve suicidal thoughts, irritability, hopelessness, sadness, guilt, euphoria, and mania.
Examples include depression, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Personality disorders include narcissism, paranoia, dependent, avoidant, and borderline disorders.
Substance Abuse Disorders
These are caused by addictions to alcohol and illegal substances.
Psychotic disorders feature detachment from reality and hallucinations. Examples are schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder.
Mental Health Disorders Treatment Options
There are effective treatments for many different disorders, and mental health professionals know which treatment is suitable for each disorder. You can get easy access to mental health professionals on BetterHelp.
Various treatments include:
- Psychotherapy e.g cognitive psychotherapy, art therapy, transference-focused therapy, interpersonal therapy.
- Medications e.g psychiatric drugs
- Deep Brain Stimulation
- Guided Imagery
- Electroconvulsive therapy
- Non-biologic treatment.