Explore the different types of mental health conditions we treat at Time Wellness Centers’ programs in Chattanooga, TN, and Atlanta, GA.
Each mental health treatment center will offer services, like medication and/or therapy for your unique plan. Medication can be a crucial component of mental health treatment programs. Medication is often prescribed to treat ADHD and bipolar disorder long-term. It can also be used to treat acute symptoms of depression or anxiety disorders, particularly things like panic attacks.
Medication is more effective when combined with therapy. The type of therapy you will receive at a mental health treatment center varies based on the mental health disorders with which you struggle. Some of the most common forms of treatment include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and holistic treatment such as yoga, music therapy, and art therapy.
Time Wellness Centers is here to help you learn more about mental health therapy.
Depression is the most common mental health disorder across the United States. Major depressive disorder can severely inhibit your ability to carry out daily activities without help from a mental health treatment center. Over twenty-one million adults have had one depressive episode in the last year.
Symptoms can include:
Anxiety disorders cause excessive anxiety that can interfere with your ability to conduct daily activities. Anxiety can take the form of generalized anxiety disorders, the symptoms of which can disrupt job performance, attendance, or relationships. Panic disorders can happen at unpredictable times. Social anxiety disorders or specific phobias can become severe enough that they prevent you from doing daily tasks, or functioning normally, like going to the grocery store or driving a car.
Studies estimate that over 31% percent of adults have an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives.
Bipolar disorder, previously referred to as manic depressive disorder, is a mental health disorder that causes dramatic mood and energy changes. These changes can last for several months at a time, characterized by severe manic or high episodes and depressive or low episodes. Bipolar disorder affects males and females at equal rates. An estimated three percent of adults had bipolar disorder in the last year, with 4% of adults experiencing it at some point in their lives.
It is common for bipolar disorder to be misdiagnosed as a depressive disorder when individuals seek treatment during a depressive episode. This can lead to improper treatment and ongoing symptoms.
However, with proper bipolar mental health treatment programs, individuals can acquire the skills and medication they need to manage both manic and depressive episodes.
Symptoms of bipolar disorder include:
Schizoaffective disorder is characterized by both psychotic symptoms (delusions and hallucinations) and significant mood changes. Thus, a person with this disorder has features of both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Symptoms of schizoaffective disorder can present significant challenges to those with the disorder.
In addition, there are different types of schizoaffective disorder. These differences are marked by each person’s experiences with mood changes. Some people have moods with spikes of mania whereas others struggle more with depressive lows. Furthermore, some people have a mix of manic and depressive moods with schizoaffective disorder.
Symptoms of schizoaffective disorder can include the following:
Schizophrenia is a mental health disorder that requires professional mental health treatment programs. Schizophrenia affects between 0.25% and 0.64% of Americans. Schizophrenia can be severe and disabling.
While it has a relatively low presence compared to other mental health disorders, it is a leading cause of worldwide disability and can have significant economic, health, and social ramifications without care for a mental health treatment center.
Disruptions in perceptions, emotional responses, interactions, and thought processes characterize symptoms of schizophrenia. Individuals struggling with untreated schizophrenia will struggle with the following:
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health disorder that develops After experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Nearly fifty percent of adults experience at least one traumatic event, but not everyone develops PTSD. Three percent of adults struggled with PTSD in the last year, and nearly seven percent struggled with it for life without any treatment.
It’s completely natural to experience some immediate, acute side effects After experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. However, if those side effects continue months or years after the event and start to impair an ability to function, one might need PTSD mental health treatment programs.
Personality disorders are characterized by individuals who sometimes view their experiences as different than they really are and behave differently than expected. This can include unstable moods or social functioning, Intense anger, anxiety, depression, or impulsivity.
Almost ten percent of Americans have some form of personality disorder. Personality disorders do not impact specific demographics at higher rates than others. Statistically, over half of the individuals with personality disorders also have an anxiety disorder. One-quarter of people with personality disorders struggle with a coexisting mood disorder, impulse control disorder, or substance abuse disorder.
Symptoms can include:
Untreated mental health disorders disrupt the lives of many Americans today. Many people don’t get the help they deserve due to the negative stigma of mental health, lack of availability, costs, or other barriers. Time Wellness Centers is here to offer solutions to those who need mental health treatment.
Contact us today to get started on your mental health treatment in Chattanooga, TN, as well as our additional locations in the Atlanta, GA, area.