Day: February 10, 2021

Psychophysiological Disorders: Definition, Types, Causes and Treatment

Psychological issues can affect a person’s physical body. In this lesson, we’ll look closer at psychophysiological disorders, including the different types, diseases affected by mental illness, and treatment. Psychophysiological DisordersStan works long hours at a very stressful job. It’s not unusual for him to be working late into the night on deadlines, and then he’s…

All About Anxiety Disorders: From Causes to Treatment and Prevention

SOURCES:American Psychological Association.National Institute of Mental Health.Anxiety Disorders Association of America: “Medications.”Mayo Clinic: “Anxiety,” “Anxiety disorders.”Twin Research and Human Genetics: “Common Psychiatric Disorders and Caffeine Use, Tolerance, and Withdrawal: An Examination of Shared Genetic and Environmental Effects.”Anxiety and Depression Association of America: “Physical Activity Reduces Stress.”Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia (Brazil): “Effects of physical exercise on…

When a Physical Crisis Meets a Mental Health Crisis

When a Physical Crisis Meets a Mental Health Crisis….One Year Later Tuesday, 09 February 2021 13:01 Last Updated: Tuesday, 09 February 2021 13:31 Published: Tuesday, 09 February 2021 13:01 Joanne Wallenstein Hits: 222 This article was written by Lauren Pomerantz, LCSW and Emily Vallario, LCSW both from Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service.It may seem hard…

NIMH » Help for Mental Illnesses

Treatment for mental illnesses usually consists of therapy, medication, or a combination of the two. Treatment can be given in person or through a phone or computer (telehealth). It can sometimes be difficult to know where to start when looking for mental health care, but there are many ways to find a provider who will…

Trends in State Suicide Rates in the United States

Results The most recent overall suicide rates (representing 2014–2016) varied fourfold, from 6.9 (District of Columbia) to 29.2 (Montana) per 100,000 persons per year (Supplementary Table; https://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/53785). Across the study period, rates increased in all states except Nevada (where the rate was consistently high throughout the study period), with absolute increases ranging from 0.8 per…

Types of Treatment

Eating disorder treatment can be delivered in a variety of settings. Understanding the different levels of care and methodologies can be helpful when selecting a provider.  It’s also good to understand types of treatment because insurance benefits are tied both to diagnosis and the type of treatment setting.    Levels of Care The list below…

How To Help Someone In Crisis

  You’re getting ready to meet up with your friend Jill when she sends you a text: “I can’t hangout today. Sorry to bail last minute.” “Is something wrong?” You respond. “Just not feeling life today.” “I’m coming over.”  You get to Jill’s house, where you find Jill crying and hyperventilating. She tells you, “Life…

Coping with Mental Health Crises and Emergencies

  Author: Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division   Symptoms of a mental illness can be better or worse at times. This happens when people are doing their best to manage their illness, too. Experiencing worsening symptoms for a short period of time is a normal part of the recovery process. Sometimes we need outside…

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