Behavioral Health Treatment
Sprout Health Texas understands that behavioral health affects how individuals react and process information.
Behavioral health covers many aspects of the brain, which is why it is sometimes difficult to understand and diagnose without the help of a reputable treatment facility. While symptoms of behavioral health are harder to notice, it is important to know that it affects behavior, emotions and cognitive functioning. Physical health, on the other hand, is significantly easier to understand because the symptoms of a physical ailment are more obvious to spot. Facilities, like Sprout Health Texas have a well-trained staff that can diagnose and treat both physical and behavioral disorders.
Understanding Behavioral Health
Behavioral health consists of emotion, cognition and behavior as well as mental health. Mental health can potentially affect our behavioral health and behavioral health can do the same to mental health. These two go hand in hand and it is important to understand and recognize when someone does not have control of either. Individual’s behaviors as well as their thinking and reasoning abilities can be greatly altered when their mental health is askew.
Sprout Health Texas understands that behavioral health affects how individuals react and process information; therefore, it is necessary to understand and change the way their brains process information. It is important to treat behavioral issues with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which teaches patients how to acknowledge their behaviors and find ways to change them. Patients learn to focus on their thoughts, beliefs and attitudes and understand how they affect their behavior.
The Benefits of Behavioral Health Programs
The behavioral health program does not just benefit those with mental health issues, but those who suffer from substance abuse, such as alcohol, prescription pills and illicit substances, as well. Addicts tend to exhibit the same symptoms as those with mental illness. They both exhibit faulty logic which leads them to the repeated and continual abuse of substances.
Most medical experts believe that substance abuse has the greatest negative impact on mental health, which in turn negatively impacts their behavioral health. The same experts believe that it is extremely important for those who are experiencing substance abuse and mental health illness to receive treatment as soon as possible from a center that provides programs that are designed to treat both.
For those with behavioral health issues as a result of trauma or substance abuse, it is extremely important to receive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in order to learn how to change their usual negative responses into positive responses. Patients who struggle with behavioral health issues and substance abuse have erroneous reasoning and faulty logics that cause them to continually abuse substances. With therapies like CBT, they will be able to learn positive thinking and avoid illogical thinking.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the foundation for all behavioral health programs and works especially well for those who suffer from both addiction and mental health disorders, which is known as dual diagnosis or co-occurring illnesses. These therapies, offered at Sprout Health Texas, properly address all issues that are complicating one another.
The Basics of Behavioral Health Programs
The behavioral health program at Sprout Health Texas begins with a comprehensive assessment, which is given in order to understand each patient’s situation. The assessment helps our staff determine what treatments, medications and therapies are needed in order to ensure the best possible recovery.
Biopsychosocial examinations ascertain a patient’s mental, social and physical health. A psychiatric evaluation is also executed to discern whether or not a patient shows indications of mental illness. And finally, a physical evaluation to notate any lacerations, bruises or wounds that need to be treated.
These assessments are thorough but extremely necessary in forming the basis of an individual’s care plan. Modalities and therapeutic methods, as well as the length of care, are determined by the evaluations. Most Cognitive Behavioral Therapies are complemented with experiential therapies to increase a patient’s chance at completing a successful treatment. Our therapies are aimed at training the mind, creating peace and giving structure and direction that the individuals can follow well after completing therapy.
Group therapy sessions are also provided to give patients the opportunity to share their experiences in order to teach other patients how to learn new solutions to their problems. Patients will also gain a positive and reliable support network which is extremely beneficial for when they leave treatment.