Mental health is the condition of a person who is either “functioning in a satisfactory level of normal emotional and physical adjustment” or has a positive state of mental health. A person with mental health should be able to express feelings of happiness and sadness, to have good relationships, to do well at work, to perform well in school, to participate in social activities and so on. Mental health should not be confused with personality disorders or mental illnesses. People with such conditions usually have a variety of medical conditions that may be causing their mental health problems. In such cases, doctors use different methods for diagnosing mental health and treating mental health problems. In this article we discuss some of the most common ways by which a patient with mental health problems may seek medical help.
One of the first ways to seek out a professional for mental health is to see your doctor for a general check up. Your doctor will conduct an evaluation of your physical condition including a complete medical history, physical examination, and physical tests that measure your overall health. Your doctor may also conduct a psychological screening test to rule out any psychiatric conditions. In some cases, your doctor will refer you to a psychiatrist to take care of your mental health problems.
If you feel that your mental health issues require medical treatment, you should look for a specialist to treat your mental health problem. There are psychiatrists who specialize in mental health problems and there are many psychologists and psychotherapists who have specialized training and expertise in mental health. Before you contact a specialist, you should consider the types of treatment that are available to you based on your particular mental health problem. Some mental health conditions may require medications to control or treat the symptoms while others may require therapy for you to recover from your mental health problem.