There are various types of mental health treatment, and as some people might say, “there is something for everyone.” Mental health issues range from emotional distress in one or more areas of life to a more serious diagnosis of a mental illness. When someone lives with mental health problems, whether mild or moderate or severe, he or she deserves to get treatment. There are many different types of mental health treatment. While treatment doesn't necessarily promise getting rid of or curing mental illness, but it does help individuals develop coping skills and strategies to deal with their illness.
Some common mental health treatment options include the following:
- Psychotherapy – also referred to as therapy, counseling, talk therapy or behavioral therapy.
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- Group counseling – typically consists of counseling in a small group setting that focusses on a particular issue or set of issues. For additional information click on this link - http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/group-therapy.aspx
- Family therapy – this type of therapy is not just with the person experiencing mental distress but with others in his or her family system or support system. For additional information click on this link - https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/family-therapy/about/pac-20385237
- Psychiatric mediation – also referred to as drug therapy, medication is prescribed by a doctor (referred to as a Psychiatrist) to affect brain chemistry. For additional information click on this link - https://www.nami.org/learn-more/treatment/mental-health-medications
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) - a form of psychotherapy which uses eye movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation to assist trauma victims in processing distressing memories and beliefs. It is commonly used for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For additional information click on this link - http://www.apa.org/ptsd-guideline/treatments/eye-movement-reprocessing.aspx
- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) - this treatment consist of a voluntary medical procedure performed by a doctor in which electrical currents pass through the brain and lead to changes in brain chemistry. For additional information click on this link - https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/electroconvulsive-therapy/about/pac-20393894
Just as the treatment options vary, so do the treatment settings. Some common mental health treatment locations include:
- Private practice offices
- Mental health clinics
- Inpatient mental health treatment facilities
- Residential treatment programs
- Partial hospitalization programs
- Intensive outpatient treatment programs
At Kantor & Kantor we help people get the treatment they deserve. We have a team of experienced attorneys who are dedicated to obtaining the best possible result for our clients. If you or someone you know are being denied mental health benefits by your insurer, please call Kantor & Kantor for a free consultation at 877-783-8686. We understand and we can help!