The increase in mental disorder cases generates concerns for the well-being of future generations. Mental health disorders not only affect individual suffering from it but also the family members and the society. It leads to alteration in behavior and sudden mood swings. It’s essential to treat mental health disorders. The most effective way to increase mental health is to practice collaborative care.
Mental Health Disorders
Mental health is analyzed by the psychological and emotional well-being of the individual. Psychological impairment affects thinking, feelings, mood, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. Mental disorders can become chronic if they last for a longer duration.
Moreover, they affect your performance efficiency for day to day activity. The most common mental disorders include anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic disorders, psychotic disorders.
According to some research, more than half of the American population will be suffering from mental disorders. The cause of the mental disorder can be emotional and physical trauma. Furthermore, behavioral health disorders are caused by excessive alcohol and illicit drug usage.
Life experiences, suffering from a fatal disease, and feeling lonely are major causes of mental disorders. Added to that, direct exposure to certain toxic chemicals also causes mental health disorders.
Due to the pandemic situation, many small business firms demolish. This develops an economic crisis for countries, communities, families, and individuals. Moreover, the fear of COVID-19, political, and economic crises in various countries increases the number of mental health-related patients. The situation worsens especially in rural areas and low-income countries.
Possible Mental Disorders You May Already Be Suffering From
The genes you carry may have an allele of psychotic or mental disorders. The environment you live in and the environment in which you spent your childhood directly affects your personality and psychology.
Anxiety, bipolar disorders, delirium, depression, eating disorders, mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and panic disorders are some mental disorders. These can be treated or their severity can be significantly reduced if diagnosed earlier.
Moreover, serious mental disorders include personality disorders, schizophrenia, teen mental health disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. These disorders lead to suicide.
Treatment for anxiety, depression, and minor mental health issues can be offered upon early diagnosis. Added to it, Phobia is also a type of anxiety disorder. In phobia, people have a strong feeling of fear associated with something that has no or little danger in reality. Some specific phobias are acrophobia, agoraphobia, claustrophobia. These are fear of heights, public-places, and closed-in places respectively.
The Path To Treatment
The effective treatment strategy depends upon the type of mental disorder the patient is suffering from. It depends upon the current situation of the patient psychologically. Moreover, researchers at UW Medicine discovered an efficient model for the treatment of patients with a psychotic disorder, known as Collaborative care.
Eighty clinical trials support this model’s effectiveness. The results of the research were published in the Annals of Family Medicine.
In this collaborative care model, primary care physicians and rural clinical staff work together to improve the condition of patients with a mental disorder. Moreover, the primary care physician provides treatment for behavioral health disorders with the help of a care manager and a consulting psychiatrist.
The psychiatrist recommends specific changes for the patient after reviewing the patient’s condition for the previous week. Caseload reviews occur online weekly.
After interviewing 17 clinical, support, and administration staff at three rural clinics in Washington state. Lead author Dr. Morhaf Al Achkar elaborates on the results. The findings of the research were that practicing the collaborative care model results in better diagnosis and prescribing. The entire team collectively works to improve the condition of the patient and learn new things.