Behavioral Health Treatment

At Sovereign Health, we offer specialized mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorder treatment tailor-made for the unique issues of each patient. Our comprehensive programs begin at admission, where our expert staff conduct a thorough assessment for any potential co-occurring conditions in order to create an accurate diagnosis so that each patient gets the right treatment.

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Behavioral Health Treatment

Behavioral health is an umbrella term that includes a wide variety of mental health conditions such as depression, an anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, a panic disorder and schizoaffective disorders. An untreated behavioral health disorder can cause devastation in a person’s life. Work suffers, relationships deteriorate and the person no longer feels content with life.

Many people suffer from a behavioral health problem but are unsure of how to get help or are afraid to admit to their problem. An estimated 57.7 million American adults suffer from a mental health problem in any given year, but only one-third actually seek treatment. A person should seek help for a behavioral health problem to protect their emotional and cognitive wellbeing. Even if a person’s problem is minimal, they should seek help before it worsens or becomes damaging without proper care.

What is behavioral health?

Behavioral health refers to the wellbeing of a person’s cognitive and emotional states, including how one thinks, feels and acts. It is comprised of how people see themselves, how they view their own life, how they see others, how they evaluate the challenges and problems and how they evaluate their choices. Having a healthy mental state supports a person’s emotional wellbeing, the ability to fully enjoy life, and the capacity to overcome everyday challenges, as well as larger difficulties. When someone exists in a healthy mental and cognitive state, he or she is able to take control of life and manage things.

However, when someone suffers from behavioral health issues, other aspects of their life suffer. When people experience anxiety, depression, panic or other uncontrollable feelings, it affects their ability to complete day-to-day tasks. By entering a treatment program, such as the one provided by Sovereign Health, they receive the care they need to overcome their problem and regain control of their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Symptoms of behavioral health problems

Because there are many different behavioral health disorders, there is no single set of symptoms. However, the Mayo Clinic provides a list of some common behavioral changes that could signal a possible disorder. They include:

  • Feeling sad
  • Confused thought processes or reduced ability to concentrate
  • Excessive fears or worries
  • Extreme mood changes of highs and lows
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities
  • Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping
  • Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia or hallucinations
  • Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
  • Extreme feelings of guilt
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Major changes in eating habits
  • Sex drive changes
  • Excessive anger, hostility or violence
  • Suicidal thinking

What you need to know about a behavioral health disorder diagnosis

After receiving a diagnosis from a doctor for depression, anxiety, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, phobias, another behavioral health disorders, people often have questions. Minor problems can most likely be solved through outpatient behavioral health treatments. However, when the problems affect someone’s daily life, then a person should turn to behavioral health treatment facilities.

Many factors can contribute to the development of a behavioral health issue. Genetics play a role in a person’s risk for developing a disorder. If someone has a close family member, like a parent, sibling, or grandparent with a behavioral health problem, then the risk is much higher. Knowing about the risk allows people to pay attention to their emotional health so, if symptoms appear, they can get help early, before it causes too many problems. In addition to genetics, stress and trauma also contribute to behavioral health problems.

Some viral, bacterial and fungal infections can affect brain function, such as memory or cognitive function, or both. In the same way that colds and flu viruses temporarily impair mental performance, viruses and diseases such as West Nile and Lyme disease can cause long-term cognitive impairment. Various other viruses are associated with mental and emotional problems, which can manifest as a disorder. Substance abuse also can lead to a behavioral health disorder.

It is important that both doctor and patient pay close attention to the patient’s family history and medical history in order to assist in diagnosing the illness correctly, especially if it is caused by an infection, brain damage or substance abuse. By going through the right treatment program, people can overcome their disorder and regain control of their life.

What are the options for behavioral health treatments?

People have options on what kind of care they receive for their behavioral health issue. For milder cases, they can receive help through psychotherapy and other outpatient care while continuing their everyday life. However, if their problem causes severe disruption, then a person should consider entering one of the behavioral health treatment centers, like the one provided by Sovereign Health. With individualized behavioral health treatment plans a person can be treated for any and all problems, including co-occurring conditions.

Sovereign behavioral health programs

Sovereign Health’s treatment program for adult behavioral health problems provides exceptional care that treats the whole individual and not just the condition. Our clinical staff assesses each patient and creates a customized treatment plan tailored to the needs of the patient. The plan includes a combination of treatment methods to enhance the overall healing process.

In addition to individual and group therapy sessions such as dialectical or cognitive behavioral therapy, we provide alternative therapeutic activities such as exercise, yoga, equine therapy, music therapy and art therapy.

Our brain wellness program further enriches our program. Neurofeedback therapy, which maps brainwaves to determine any imbalances that contribute to a person’s disorder, provides another way to bring someone back to optimal mental and emotional health, supporting one’s progress.

Adult Patients in Sovereign Health of California’s behavioral health treatment program are offered several locations for the process of their recovery in Los Angeles, Orange County and Palm Springs. The houses provide a relaxing environment that supports the healing process.

We also have an extensive aftercare program, T.E.A.M. (Technologically Enhanced Aftercare Monitoring), which provides support for those returning to their everyday life and helps them prevent relapse. For those with more than one behavioral health disorder or a substance abuse problem combined with a behavioral health problem, we also offer dual-diagnosis treatment.

Sovereign Health of California

If you or a loved one exhibits symptoms, a formal assessment at Sovereign Health of California can determine the appropriate treatment to help overcome the issues. Living with a behavioral health disorder is debilitating, but it can be treated. View behavioral health treatment reviews from past patients who wanted to share their experience of hope and recovery with you. If you want more information, call our 24/7 hotline at speak with a member of our Admissions Team at 866-819-2948.

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