Mental Health Treatment
Anxiety is classified as a “worry” about future events, and fear is a reaction to current events. Feelings of anxiety can cause physical discomfort as well negative thoughts that impact one’s ability to regulate stress and emotions.
The following are common signs associated with anxiety disorders:
- Panic and fear
- Worry about things that have not happened
- Worry about things that could have happened even after a situation has been handled
- Inability to fall or stay asleep
- Feelings of numbness
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- Panic attacks
ADHD is a mental health issue as well as a behavioral health issue. ADHD has been noted to usually develop in early childhood but can impact people of any age. Children and adults with ADHD very simply have trouble paying attention. Other symptoms involve procrastinating, lack of focus, and trouble planning. However, it does not include the same impulsiveness, hyperactivity or fidgeting as other forms of ADHD. WebMD explains that individuals with ADHD may also do the following:
- Lack of focus
- Hard time paying attention to details with a tendency to make careless mistakes
- Have trouble staying on topic while talking
- Not listening to others
- Not following social rules
- Forgetfulness about daily activities
- Easily distracted by things like trivial noises or events usually ignored by others
These symptoms impact childhood learning and development. They impact adult functioning and overall well-being. Undiagnosed or untreated ADHD can have far-ranging effects on health and happiness and impact one’s ability to maintain long-lasting mental health.
PTSD can be triggered by an event that is SO catastrophic that the memories can’t be processed or forgotten. Feelings of helplessness, terror, and hopelessness are common, during PTSD-producing episodes, and these strong sensations are hard for the brain to forget or deal with. It is important to address any PTSD when its clinically indicated as this can have a long-lasting impact on behaviors and life choices. Symptoms of PTSD include the following:
- Feeling of a not leading a normal life (not having a positive outlook of your future)
- Avoiding activities, feelings, thoughts or places that remind you of the tragedy
- Difficulty remembering important aspects of a tragic event
- Intense feelings of distress when reminded of a tragic event
- Extreme physical reactions to reminders of trauma such as a nausea, sweating or a racing heart
- Invasive, upsetting memories of a tragic event
- Loss of interest in life and daily activities
- Feeling emotionally numb
- Feeling detached from other people
Individuals with PTSD may also benefit from a form of cognitive processing therapy, in which they:
- Identify their PTSD symptoms
- Name the thoughts and feelings they experience when thinking about the trauma
- Challenge those thoughts and feelings that might reflect underlying inaccuracies
- Find a balance between the feelings they had in the moment and the helpful feelings that might allow them to move forward
What is Depression?
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world. Depression can be classified as “feelings of severe despondency and dejection” and a depressed mood can last more than 2 weeks. Living with depression can mean living without hope and when left untreated, can create a spiral that can become very difficult to get out of. As the onset of depression can vary, so can the different subtypes of depression. One way to gauge if you or a loved one may have situational depression or actual major depressive disorder is by taking note of length of depressive episodes. Most people who deal with depression struggle with the same cluster of symptoms might feel the following
- Intense sadness
- Sleep too much or find it hard to sleep
- Eat too much or lose interest in food
- Struggle to concentrate or to remember information
- Stay home, rather than socializing with others
- Cry frequently
- Seem irritated, angry or impatient
Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual's ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences. It does not discriminate.
Trauma is much more common than people may think. After experiencing trauma in their lives many people then struggle to function and complete everyday tasks. Many people are triggered by memories of trauma and it can continue to impact your life if you have not addressed and worked through it. Trauma builds up and can lead to stress and difficulty with situations that remind you of the trauma. Trauma can impact you and get in the way of daily life functions when triggered. The triggers can result in an extreme response, flooding of memories, flashbacks, living in fear of the past, panic attacks and anxiety.
At 90210 Recovery our mental health experts offer personalized care to address and treat your trauma in a safe and contained environment.
Once you’re admitted, you undergo a complete psychological analysis. From there, you’ll have private one-on-one sessions with a licensed psychiatrist who is professionally trained and experienced in substance abuse. During these sessions, we uncover the underlying motivations that are pushing you into alcoholism and substance abuse. We’re aiming to understand how one condition influences the other. Once we identify those root causes and mental health disorders, we can treat you with psychotherapy.
What are Some Examples of Substance/Medication- Induced Mental Health Disorders?
Substance-induced psychotic disorder is a condition that causes symptoms like hallucinations and delusions and that is triggered by misuse of drugs or alcohol. In most cases the psychosis is short-term, but in rare cases, heavy and long-term use of a drug can cause psychosis that lasts for months or years.
According to Psychiatric Times, up to fifty percent of cannabis induced psychosis convert to schizophrenia. This is just one example of how substance abuse can induce more serious psychiatric disorders.
Drugs and alcohol can make the symptoms of bipolar disorder worse. People with no history of mental health disorders or issues can also develop bipolar disorders that weren’t as present as a result of ongoing alcohol and drug abuse.
Substance-induced bipolar relates to the patterns or persistent disruptions and can be characterized by the following according to Dr.Vassel:
- Remarkably depressed mood
- Elevated, expansive or irritable mood
There is also evidence from history, physical examination, or laboratory findings of either one or both of the following:
- The symptoms of above developed during, or within 1 month of substance withdrawal or intoxication
- Medications used are etiologically related to disturbances
Evidence that substances are better accounted for by a mood disorder that is not substance induced might include the following:
- Symptoms precede onset of substance abuse
- Symptoms persist for a substantial period of time
- Following the cessation of acute withdrawal
- There is other evidence that suggests the existence of another mood disorder unrelated to substance abuse
Those with depression face a battle every day, mostly feeling uphill. Many components of depression overlap with the signs of addiction, making it essential that people get the appropriate care and treatment for both disorders. The symptoms of depression can drive some people toward substance use to cope with their condition. However, consuming drugs or alcohol to self-medicate depression symptoms can increase the risk for addiction.
The misuse of drugs or alcohol can cause symptoms that resemble anxiety, such as nervousness, agitation, sleeplessness, irritability, and obsessive fears. These effects can carry on long into the detox and treatment process.
At times when anxiety is present before an individual abuses substances, they may resort to using drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. This process actually creates more complications and can have residual effects for a while.
Anxiety can merely be a symptom of withdrawal or post-acute withdrawal symptoms.
A study published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders found that out of 323 adults with OCD, 27 percent met the criteria for a substance use disorder. Those who suffer from OCD experience high levels of fear in their daily lives. In order to cope with this anxiety, many turn to drugs or alcohol as a means of escape.
The DSM-5 broadens substance-induced sleep disorder to incorporate medication-induced sleep disorder. It has been evident that many medications, particularly psychotropic medications, can cause sleep problems. Moreover, when an individual ingests stimulants or becomes dependent on depressants for sleep, sleep patterns do take time to heal. With the right medical and therapeutic interventions, clients can navigate working towards restful and healthy sleep at 90210 Recovery.
The treatment of substance-induced sleep disorder involved the removal if whatever substance was involved and utilizing behavior modification modalities or medication to support the natural withdrawal process of the body and mind healing
Substance-induced delirium can be due to exposure to a medication, toxin, or drug of abuse as well as to withdrawal from any of these. Delirium is considered a cognitive disorder. In a study conducted by European Delirium Association & American Delirium Society, Fundamentally, the syndrome represents a decompensation of cerebral function in response to one or more pathophysiological stressors. Therefore, understanding how to identify delirium can be central to recognizing acute illness in patients of all ages. The American Psychiatric Association’s fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) acknowledges this disorder with criteria that supports the correct diagnosing of a disorder is a direct result of drug and alcohol abuse.
Substance-induced major or mild neurocognitive disorder (NCD) is characterized by neurocognitive impairments that continue even afThe DSM-5 broadens substance-induced sleep disorder to incorporate medication-induced sleep disorder. It has been evident that many medications, particularly psychotropic medications, can cause sleep problems. Moreover, when an individual ingests stimulants or becomes dependent on depressants for sleep, sleep patterns do take time to heal. With the right medical and therapeutic interventions, clients can navigate working towards restful and healthy sleep at 90210 Recovery.According to Dr. Hartney, family and friends may be the first to notice problems with paying attention or cognitive function, remembering important things they need to do, and planning properly to manage their lives. Moreover, the problems that people with mild neurocognitive disorder due to substance abuse or improper medication use may only be helped by family or friends providing or arranging for additional support for the person in their daily lives following the inpatient rehabilitation.
The pressures of everyday life, depression, anxiety, feelings of low self-esteem, marriage issues, problems at work, and personality disorders can push you into a pattern of self-harming substance abuse. Substance abuse can lead to further mental health illness, launching you into a loop of damage and despair. Your mental health is serious, and we treat it pragmatically through modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
We take a psychodynamic approach that addresses your own needs and your own mental health condition. You’ll sit with your assigned psychiatrist twice per week to work out your issues. The quality of these sessions can be life-changing, as therapy that will help you understand what’s has pushed into substance abuse and can lead to long-lasting solutions for your unique issues.
Holistic therapies like yoga, physical training, and meditation, can also aid your mental health. The atmosphere at 90210 Recovery is designed to be a safe haven for you, providing the environment to experience true healing.
Attentive care of your mental health can be the difference between relapsing and staying on track on your road to recovery.
What is Psychotherapy?
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy)
- Narrative Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Dual Diagnosis Approach
What is CBT?
CBT focuses primarily on challenging or changing a cognitive distortion an individual may have. CBT is commonly used for personality disorders and has proven to be effective when done consistently through therapy sessions.
Dialectical behavior therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy that historically began with efforts to treat borderline personality disorder. There is significant evidence that DBT can be useful in treating mood disorders, suicidal ideation, and for change in behavioral patterns such as self-harm, and substance abuse. Long-term DBT is the clinical intervention for several mental health disorders and substance-abuse induced mental health disorders.
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. REBT focuses mostly on the present time to help you understand how unhealthy thoughts and beliefs create emotional distress which, in turn, leads to unhealthy actions and behaviors that interfere with your current life goals. REBT is introduced in early recovery as a grounding technique and coping mechanism.
Narrative therapy is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to help patients identify their values and the skills associated with them. It provides the patient with knowledge of their ability to live these values so they can effectively confront current and future problems. Narrative therapy has been proven effective in the substance abuse field as well as mental health. Increased success is supported by long-term therapeutic accountability such as narrative therapies.
Recovering from alcoholism and addiction isn’t just a matter of going through the detox process. For lasting recovery, a mix of therapies, education, and support need to take place. More therapies can include individual counseling. In these sessions, you learn about your addiction, why your substance abuse developed in the first place, and how to prevent relapse in the future. You also work towards stabilization and and lon
Individual counseling is particularly helpful with addiction, just as it is with co-occurring mental health conditions like eating disorders, depression, PTSD, anxiety and bipolar disorder. In individual counseling, you get to learn about your belief systems and ways of thinking that may be unhealthy or harmful to you or others. In knowing your own motivations toward recovery, you gain the insights you need to work towards long-term recovery.
It is vital that individuals undergoing addiction and mental illness understand the impact that each disorder has on the other, and how this affects their recovery. If only one disorder is treated and the other overlooked, it greatly increases the risk of relapse. Clients work through the challenges that dual-diagnosis can present in all areas. Through individual therapy, process groups, evidence-based modalities, family support, and other approaches, individuals are actively engaged and empowered in their recovery process.
In addition to psychiatric and medical care, all clients undergoing dual-diagnosis treatment are assigned both a therapist and a social worker. This comprehensive team works alongside our nursing staff and provides individual and small group therapy, addiction counseling, and dual diagnosis education, as well as life-skills development and weekend recreational activities aimed at helping the client nurture a truly thriving and sustainable lifestyle of recovery.
What does this look like in practice? Every individual who enters 90210 Recovery undergoes a psychiatric evaluation upon admission and continues to receive psychiatric care as needed throughout their treatment process Many are recommended for short-term medication protocols to safely detox their bodies from the substances they have been abusing. Some benefit from longer-term psychotropic medications to help stabilize their mental health symptoms and allow for the deep work of recovery to begin.
Throughout this approach to healing, mental health plays an important role. Evidence-based therapies are used to promote meaningful introspection, positive thinking, and healthier coping mechanisms. Both substance use and mental health disorders are treated simultaneously to provide the most comprehensive and effective dual diagnosis treatment.
Substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders do not have to control your life or the life of someone you love. With effective treatment methods and a strong transition plan, long-term recovery is possible. Therapists, social workers, and other knowledgeable and passionate staff at 90210 Recovery work with you each step of the way and provide the level of care and support you need to establish a healthier future and achieve your goals.
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