Mental Health conditions affect millions of Americans. These can include psychological and biological disorders.
Conditions fall under the following:
- Mood disorders
- Eating disorders
- Schizophrenia and Psychotic disorders
- Personality disorders
- Anxiety-stress disorders
Mental health conditions and addictions can occur in a variety of forms and often together. They may exist in ‘packages,’ where emotional conditions and addictions are intertwined, such as through alcoholism and depression, anxiety disorders and prescription medication addiction, cocaine addiction and bipolar disorder, and countless other combinations. These conditions can affect individuals without regard to education, income, or even success in the workplace and often are devastating to family and friends who are also affected.
Addictions and emotional complications are biological just like heart disease or diabetes. Like other medical conditions, these require professional attention, preferably where both are treated in the same setting and by the same treatment provider. The likelihood of a successful recovery is enhanced if the whole person is treated.