Mental Health Disorder Treatment Center
The mind, body and spirit are all connected. To bring healing to one is to bring healing to the others. That is why we take a big-picture, holistic view of wellness here at The Well Recovery Center. It is also why, as we seek to address the physical and emotional ravages of addiction, we also endeavor to treat other mental health disorders. The Well Recovery Center is a dual diagnosis detox center; as such, we detox men and women for substance abuse and address related or underlying issues such as depression, anxiety and trauma.
Ultimately, this is a healing place—a place of sanctuary and freedom, no matter what is afflicting you. To add extra support, our facility is also pet –friendly. Learn more about our compassionate, clinical approach to mental health care and about how we can help you transition into a new life of fullness, freedom and well-being.
What are Mental Health Disorders?
Mental health disorders come in many different forms, and no two mental health diagnoses are ever quite the same. Broadly speaking, mental health disorders are conditions that can impact thinking, memory and behavior. The causes of mental health disorders can sometimes be hard to pin down, but it is generally accepted that genetics, trauma and biology can all play a role.
Millions of Americans struggle with mental health disorders, and it is far from uncommon for someone with an addiction disorder to also battle depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder or something similar. When a mental health disorder occurs at the same time as addiction, it is referred to as a co-occurring disorder. Our dual diagnosis detox center provides hope and healing for these co-occurring disorders.
Mental Health Disorder Signs and Symptoms
Different mental health diagnoses carry their own signs and symptoms. However, two people who have the same diagnosis might have different experiences and conflicting symptoms. With that said, there are some general signs and symptoms of mental health disorders that you might wish to look out for:
- Withdrawal from socializing/ loss of interest in others
- A decline in functioning at work, in school, or in regular day-to-day life
- Problems thinking or reasoning
- Increased sensitivity to sounds, sights, etc.
- Apathy, or a general loss of drive and desire
- Mood swings
- Changes in eating, sleeping, or sexual behavior
- Suddenly odd or peculiar behavior
Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders, and one that we often see in our clients at The Well Recovery Center. More than just “feeling blue,” depression is characterized by a prolonged depressive period, and by a loss of interest in previously enjoyable relationships or activities. Depression can take an emotional toll, and it can even significantly impair functioning in everyday life—but recovery is possible through the proper treatment.
Anxiety disorders are also commonplace, and are frequently experienced in correlation to drug or alcohol abuse. It is important to distinguish an anxiety disorder from normal, everyday anxiety. Everyone feels stressed, nervous or anxious sometimes. For the person with an anxiety disorder, however, the anxiety does not improve over time—and in fact, it can actually worsen and deepen. Social anxiety disorders, general anxiety disorders, and panic attacks all fall under this category.
Bipolar disorder is sometimes referred to as manic depressive disorder. This is because those who struggle with bipolar disorder may experience sudden shifts in mood, from a heightened state of energy and euphoria (a manic state) to a state of low energy and of overall depression (a depressive state). Mixed episodes, which combine the characteristics of mania and depression, are also possible.
Most of us experience things that are difficult or even traumatic—but not everyone develops post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of it. PTSD is common among those who see active military combat, but also among those who are victimized by abuse, violence, or even threats, as well as those who live through accidents or disasters. The symptoms of PTSD can include nightmares, flashbacks, or a complete inability to talk about the traumatic event in question. Often, PTSD leads to drug or alcohol use as a form of self-medication.
Mental Health Disorder Treatment Program
While mental health disorders may sometimes feel hopeless, The Well Recovery Center carries a message of hope for everyone: With the proper treatment, recovery is attainable. We want to be the place where your recovery begins, where you turn the page and begin the next, brighter chapter in your life. We proudly offer mental health services that are both compassionate and also clinically driven.
Learn more about the options available to those struggling with mental health disorders. Contact The Well Recovery Center today and ask about our dual diagnosis detox services.