Mental Health is a state of psychological well being or an absence of psychiatric illness. It is the mental condition of an individual who is “performing at a satisfying level of behavioral and emotional adjustment.” The mental health of a person is usually measured on the basis of the individual’s mental health their ability to function in society the extent of distress and the quality of their relationships. It can be described as a person’s capacity for mental health. Some types of mental health can also be diagnosed by a doctor such as bipolar disorder depression anxiety disorders schizophrenia social phobia post traumatic stress disorder schizophrenia and autism. These conditions have similar symptoms but can differ with each one. People with certain types of mental health can be diagnosed with other mental health conditions like substance abuse suicidal tendencies and self-harm.
A person suffering from any mental disorder can benefit greatly from medication psychotherapy or even hypnotherapy. There are several mental health treatment programs available some of which include inpatient care outpatient therapy or both. Some of the treatment programs are for short term use and can be achieved through psychotherapy some may require medication while others rely on hypnotherapy. Inpatient care is a common type of treatment where an individual undergoes counseling sessions and therapy for a period of time. This can be performed in a therapist’s office in a psychiatric hospital in an outpatient center or through a psychiatrist. An inpatient care helps to treat the mental health condition of a patient in the shortest period of time while the other options are more long term treatment programs.
There are several treatment options available for a patient’s mental health. Medications can be used to treat anxiety and mood disorders such as bipolar disorder depression obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. Other medications that can be used to treat various mental disorders are antidepressants antipsychotics tricyclic antidepressants neuroleptic drugs and anti-anxiety drugs. Hypnotherapy can help reduce depression and anxiety. In addition counseling is also a common form of treatment which can help people cope with depression anxiety phobias and other mental conditions. There are several other forms of therapy that include cognitive behavioral therapy and individual and group therapy.