Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Addiction is a complex medical condition that impacts an individual physically, mentally and spiritually. At The Treatment Center, we recognize that each patient’s unique background and medical history will play a major role in his or her personal recovery process. When new patients are determined to have a dual diagnosis – an individual who suffers from an addiction and a co-occurring mental disorder – our dedicated staff works to address both issues as part of the individual’s overall treatment plan. These common mental disorders are just a sample of the issues treated by our staff of board-certified physicians and therapists:
These mental health disorders are characterized by intense feelings of fear and anxiety. These feelings are so overwhelming that they become debilitating and prevent individuals from living out their daily lives. Panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder are a few common examples of anxiety disorders.
Mood disorders are described as psychological condition that causes individuals to unpredictably experienced episodes of amplified and/or suppressed emotions. These mood cycles eventually make it very difficult for individuals to process their emotions in a healthy way. Depression and bipolar disorder are examples of mood disorders.
Impulse Control Disorders
Individuals whose impulsive behavior poses harm to themselves and others are diagnosed as having an impulse control disorder. The impulse itself can vary greatly and may range in activities from unhealthy eating to pyromania. Common examples of impulse control disorders include most substance-abuse disorders, borderline personality disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Mental disorders characterized by an individual’s disconnection from the world around them are described as psychotic disorders. Those dealing with psychotic disorders are unable to distinguish hallucinations from reality and often have difficulties communicating with others. Schizophrenia and paraphrenia are two common examples of a psychotic disorder.
Mental disorders characterized by abnormal and self-destructive eating habits are referred to as eating disorders. These disorders typically occur simultaneously with deep emotional or physical pain. Bulimia, anorexia and binge eating are all examples of common eating disorders.
A class of mental disorders that inhibit the individual’s ability to successfully communicate with others, interpret basic social cues and socialize effectively with his or her peers. It is common for symptoms of these disorders to begin manifesting themselves at an early age. Paranoid personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder and dependent personality disorder are a few examples of this condition.
Individuals are diagnosed as having a sleep disorder when uncontrollable changes to their sleeping patterns begin to negative impact the rest of their lives. In some cases, sleep disorders can pose a major threat to the individual’s overall health. Some common examples of sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, cataplexy and night terrors.
Treatment for Addiction and Mental Illness
At The Treatment Center, our goal is to restore hope to our clients no matter what challenges they face in recovery. Reach out to our caring staff if you have more question about treating addiction and mental health simultaneously. Our admissions counselors are available 24/7 to take your call at (866) 295-6003