Mental Health Intervention In Nevada
A loved one suffering from a mental problem may be hesitant to talk about their illness due to the stigma often attached to it. However, many mental health issues are treatable once they are properly diagnosed.
Also known as manic-depression, bipolar disorder is a long term brain disorder that causes severe mood swings, where an individual is bursting at the seams with energy (manic stage)in all of their activity levels and are fully capable of carrying out everyday tasks. The opposite spectrum of bipolar disorder involves extreme sadness, and even irritable or explosive episodes of anger during the depressive stage that may linger for days. However, the episodes of bipolar disorder can be more discreet and may not always be easily detectable.
It can develop in childhood, in the late teens, in their early adult years or much later in life. The typical symptoms of someone suffering from bipolar disorder are: rapid speech, racing thoughts, restlessness, insomnia, impulsiveness and an insatiable need to take on new projects, distraction, behavioral problems, hallucinations and a fixation with being famous also known as “delusions of grandeur.” Long term, the symptoms of bipolar disorder can damage an individual’s secular and social relationships and sometimes lead to suicide. Manic depression can be treated, however, and people with this disorder can lead full productive lives when it is carefully managed.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) involves the body’s overresponse to a stressful event on a hormonal and chemical level and can be diagnosed when a person experiences specific symptoms for at least 30 days. PTSD can occur when an individual has no previous symptoms of mental issues at any age and can develop after events, such as car accidents, assault, rape, domestic abuse, survivor guilt, natural disaster, war, terrorism and incarceration. People who suffer from PTSD usually experience anxiety, stress and tension and typically fall into three categories: they have daily flashbacks of the event, become emotionally detached or stay overly alert in order to protect themselves from future harm.
The term dual diagnosis is also referred to as co-morbidity and a host of other terms that involve a loved one experiencing separate but interrelated psycho social issues (i.e., drug or alcohol dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness) with symptoms that can mask and even overlap with each other and will typically trigger feelings of failure, alienation and low self-esteem, making its diagnosis and treatment more complicated. However, recovery is possible when a loved one actively follows a program that focuses on their dependency and their psychiatric illness separately and interchangeably.
Mental health intervention in Nevada has its unique challenges and must be handled with tolerance, patience and compassion by all of the participants involved. The good news is that bipolar disorder, post traumatic disorder, dual diagnosis and many other mental problems can be successfully treated by an experienced, qualified doctor when supervising an intervention for a loved one.