Treatment of Mental Health Concerns
From Leonard Holmes, former About.com Guide
- Mental Health Care Providers
- Affording Care / Insurance
- Anxiety Disorders and Phobias
- Mood Disorders
- Developmental Disorders
Mental Health Care Providers
Your need-to-know information for selecting doctors, working with a treatment team, and deciding when it's time to seek a second opinion or a provider.
- Members of Your Treatment Team
- What Is a Psychologist?
- What's the Difference Between a Counselor and a Psychotherapist?
- What Is a Mental Health Tech?
- Things to Consider When Choosing A Mental Health Care Provider
- Find a Psychiatrist Near You
- When It May Be Time to Change Doctors
- Getting the Most Out of Therapy
Affording Care / Insurance
Do you know if your doctors appointments and treatment plan are covered by your health insurance? What if you don't have insurance and need care? These resources can help.
- Obama Health Care Plan and Mental Health Parity
- Is My Individual Insurance Policy Required To Cover Mental Health Benefits?
- How to Get Treatments Covered By Health Insurance
- Why Won't Health Insurance Cover Alternative or Complementary Medicine?
- How to Resolve a Claims Dispute
- Just Laid Off? Continuing Your Coverage
- Help Paying for Medication
- Save Money on Prescriptions
Anxiety Disorders and Phobias
Ceding to irrational fears or enforcing rigid behavior patterns and avoidance techniques can disrupt your everyday life. Use the resources below in conjunction with the diagnosis and treatment advice of a healthcare professional to regain control over these various disorders.
Sufferers of bipolar disorder experience emotional extremes, both the euphoric high known as a manic episode and the melancholic low shared by sufferers of depression. Though you should always consult with a mental health professional before deciding on a treatment plan, you can use the resources below to assess the types of treatment available for each condition.
Many individuals diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, autism, or mental retardation are children because the symptoms impede or impact child development. Use the resources below to gather an idea of the types of treatment and coping mechanisms available.
Borderline, antisocial, and narcissistic personality disorders are serious psychological conditions that often manifest during adolescence or early adulthood. They can interfere with interpersonal relationships, notions of self-image, and accepted social behavior, sometimes causing an individual to become a hazard to oneself or society at large.
Personal willpower is essential for overcoming substance abuse or addiction, but one cannot underestimate the importance of outside support in the form of group rehabilitation and encouragement. The links below will inform you about the various treatments available, from program offerings to medications.
- Getting Help for Alcoholism and Addiction
- Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Centers
- Treatment for Other Addictions
- Quitting Smoking
Treatment for eating disorders must address multiple factors that contribute to the problem in order to be successful.
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementias
Alzheimer's and dementia are debilitating and frustrating diseases for sufferers as well as friends and family.