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In America alone, millions of people in America live with some form of a mental illness or other mental health disorders. These disorders can be found in both children and adults, and in men and women alike.
Mental health disorders are medical conditions that interfere with an individual’s feelings, moods, thinking patterns, relationships with others, and ability to function normally day-to-day. Many people that suffer from a mental disorder find it difficult to cope with the ordinary demands and responsibilities of everyday life.
Mental health disorders can vary greatly and cover a wide range of issues. Common mental health disorders include: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive behaviors, and personality disorders.
The good news is that treatment is available for mental health disorders and recovery is possible! Here at Avalon Malibu we treat a number of mental health disorders and associated issues. We are one of the only residential treatment centers in California that treats mental health and psychiatric illnesses as the primary diagnosis. We also treat a number of other disorders and addictions – such as substance abuse and addiction, eating disorders, and the co-occurring disorders with a dual diagnosis (such as depression and alcohol abuse).
Sometimes, mental health disorders go untreated or are even misdiagnosed. Because of this, many individuals find their own ways to cope with their issues and illnesses, often “self-medicating” with drugs and/or alcohol. Some patients are provided with a prescription drug to help with their illness, but they don’t always take the medicine as prescribed, and end up abusing the drug, which can lead to addiction and other problems.
In order for an individual to fully recover and go on to live a fulfilled life, we must heal the underlying issues that lead to the bigger problems. Generally this starts with the treatment of the mental health disorders and leads to care for other issues, such as drug and alcohol abuse.