Mental Health Treatment
Our goal is for our patients to achieve a successful and long lasting recovery.
Over 42 million adults suffer from some type of mental health disorder and unfortunately, because of social stigmas, most of them do not want to receive help.
Another unfortunate event is that within the last 30 years there have been mass closures of psychiatric hospitals and facilities; therefore, there are many people who are not able to receive the care they need. Most people do not understand the severity of mental health issues and if not treated, those individuals may end up in prison or dead.
We understand the apprehension people feel to seek help; however, we offer the best therapeutic modalities to treat both mental health illness as well as substance abuse. We also know that seeking treatment sounds expensive, but the costs of not will far more exceed the latter. Thankfully, ObamaCare created and implemented a measure that makes psychological health care affordable and available to the masses; however, it only covers outpatient care; therefore, many who suffer from severe mental health disorders continue to struggle.
Luckily, there are treatment programs that work with financial aid, rehabilitation loan services, federally-funded programs or charitable organizations. Some programs may be available for free or offered at a reduced cost in order to help those who do not have insurance.
Those who suffer from anxiety disorders experience heightened levels of dread, fear, panic, heart rate and sweating. Sometimes these responses happen when circumstances do not warrant the extent of these feelings. Forms of anxiety include phobias, community anxiety and panic disorder. When anxiety is severe, the symptoms are physically controlling and may paralyze the individual temporarily.
Mood, or emotional, disorders cause a steady stream of emotions or bouncing from one emotion to the next. For example, constantly feeling down or feeling extremely down at one point and the next minute feeling extremely happy. The most common mood disorders are Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Cyclothymic Disorder.
Psychotic Disorders are characterized by skewed thought patterns and discernment. There a variety of symptoms that define psychotic disorders, the most common being delusions and hallucinations. Hallucinations are defined as the experience of sounds and images that only exist in the individual’s mind rather than in reality. Having a fixed and false idea that they believe is true, even though there is evidence that proves otherwise, is the definition of delusional. One of the most common psychotic disorders is Schizophrenia, in which individuals exhibit both hallucinations and delusions.
Addiction Disorder, Including Impulse Control
Those who suffer from impulse control and addiction disorders cannot control their impulses or cravings, causing them to do things that can be potentially fatal. Alcoholism is the most common example of addiction disorder. Alcoholics cannot control their craving for the consumption of alcohol.
Personality Disorders occur when an individual struggles with uncompromising personality characteristics, such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, which makes them feel unhappy and uncomfortable. These disorders cause individuals to struggle with everyday life.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Individuals with OCD are in constant fear that something is going to happen to them. They also suffer from the need to repeatedly perform compulsive rituals. An example of OCD would be the need to re-read words or lines in a book due to the fear of not quite taking in the information or missing something important.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) occurs long after someone endures an extremely traumatic situation. Latent effects of trauma are effects that tend to appear later; however they are severe enough to disrupt daily life and its activities. These effects are characterized by re-experiencing the traumatic instances in memories, dreams and/or flashbacks.
How We Treat Mental Health Disorders
Sprout Health Texas offers a wide variety of therapeutic modalities that help treat mental health disorders. Our highly trained staff can diagnose all disorders and create treatment programs that meet our patient’s unique and individual needs. No two people are alike; therefore, our treatment programs are designed around our patients.