Treatment Options for Mental Illnesses

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Mental Health

In the past half-century, mental health has become a hotbed for scientific research and practice. Myths have been debunked, stigmas diminished, and knowledge continues to pour forth at an astonishing rate. Consider the Internet a mental health fitness center and this guide as your personal trainer. We'll explore a range of subjects including mental illness, finding treatment, support networks, and a whole lot more.

Mental Health Basics for Children, Adults, Veterans, and Seniors

If you have some basic questions about mental health but don't know where to start, the Internet ... read more »

Mental Illnesses and Mental Health Disorders

Scientific knowledge of the causes, composition, and treatments of mental illness has grown in ... read more »

Treatment Options for Mental Illnesses

A variety of mental illness treatments are available, and the appropriate therapy is based on the condition's severity, duration, origin, and the person's individual characteristics. Use the Web sites in this section to research types of medications and risks, learn what you ought to know before starting therapy, distinguish among the psychotherapy orientations and providers and determine if hospitalization is a viable option.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Hospitalization is a treatment measure usually reserved for individuals with brief and severe bouts of psychiatric illness or for those with chronic and severe mental illnesses. Below you'll find information on hospital rankings and how to decide if hospitalization is right for you or a loved one.
  • If you are looking for help locating a doctor, therapist, or hospital, skip forward to the "Locating a Mental Health Counselor or Treatment Facility" section of this guide.

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Locating a Mental Health Counselor or Treatment Facility

The process of finding treatment shouldn't be complicated or stressful. However, because there are ... read more »

Advice and Support for Mental Illnesses

Sometimes the most effective support comes from others who understand exactly what you're going ... read more »

Mental Health Research

\Around the world at hospitals, universities, and institutes, researchers are making profound ... read more »

Alternative and Drug-Free Approaches to Mental Healthcare

A growing body of scientific evidence suggests alternative or complementary health care can ... read more »

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