Behavioral health covers process addictions like gambling or kleptomania; it is also an umbrella term that includes a wide variety of mental health conditions. Sovereign Health treats mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and schizoaffective disorder.
If untreated, behavioral health issues can interfere with a person’s work, social life and day to day functions. Behavioral health treatment at Sovereign Health mainly focuses on mental health disorders. While Sovereign Health can treat addiction or substance abuse alongside a mental disorder, Sovereign also offers programs solely treating mental health issues.
What Are Behavioral Health Issues?
Because behavioral health disorders have a variety of forms, there is no single set of symptoms. However, the Mayo Clinic provides a list of some common behavioral changes signaling a possible disorder. They include:
- 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
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Excessive anger, hostility or violence
- Suicidal thinking
The stigma on mental illness leads many to believe that any internal or mental struggle spells the end of life as they know it. In reality, treatment is not only available, but can lead to a prosperous and successful life.
Levels of Treatment
Some individuals will only need therapy once a week, while others may need intensive care with a program at an inpatient facility. There are intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) for those dealing with a mental illness. IOP patients will visit a facility several hours each day to receive treatment and return home after. Sovereign offers a variety of levels of care to match the needs of all patients. As a patient progresses through treatment and needs change, patients can step down to less intensive levels.
Treatment at Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health conducts a thorough assessment of each patient for their treatment history, family history and psychiatric evaluation. Since patients can have several co-occurring conditions, it is important to treat all conditions and prevent relapse. Once a condition has been identified, Sovereign Health will develop a personalized treatment method.
There is no single treatment method for an individual with a mental illness. A personalized treatment plan will take the individual’s needs into consideration. While staying at a facility such as Sovereign Health, patients will stay in comfortable housing with others going through similar situations.
Sovereign Health provides a variety of therapy methods including dialectical or cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise, yoga, equine therapy and art therapy. Sovereign Health of San Clemente also offers neurofeedback therapy. This form of therapy maps a patient’s brainwaves assists the individual in improving self-regulation.
For more information on Sovereign Health’s treatment programs, contact our 24/7 helpline and speak to a member of our helpful team.