What Mental Health Conditions Are Treated?
Mental health retreats are able to treat a wide range of mental health disorders, from mild to complex in nature. These mental health conditions include:
Anxiety Disorders. The anxiety disorder spectrum includes variations of the ways anxiety can manifest in thought and behavior patterns. The common thread in all anxiety disorders is irrational fear and worry, which drives the associated symptoms. These different anxiety disorders include:
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). GAD features exaggerated sense of worry that leads to inability to function at daily tasks, as well as physical symptoms such as headaches and stomach problems.
- Social anxiety disorder. Features intense fear of being judged or ridiculed publically, leading to isolating and avoidant behaviors.
- Panic disorder. Features sudden, unpredictable symptoms that mimic a heart attack, including heart palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, trembling, sweating, and dizziness.
- Specific phobias. Features an intense, irrational fear of a specific thing, place, or situation.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD). Features obsessive worries that lead to compulsive repetitive behaviors.
- Trauma disorders. Features prolonged emotional suffering following witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. If the symptoms persist for more than a few months it is called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Depressive Disorders. Depressive disorders feature a persistent low mood, fatigue, sleep disruption, slowed motor and cognitive functioning. The various depressive disorders include:
- Major depression disorder (MDD). Features persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, despair, sleep problems, sudden weight gain or loss, loss of interest in activities usually enjoyed, foggy thinking, suicidal thoughts.
- Postpartum disorder. Features symptoms of MDD following the birth of a baby, including severe fatigue, inability to care for the baby or self, exhaustion, and anxiety.
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Features depressed mood, severe PMS symptoms, anger and irritability, and hopelessness.
- Dysthymia. A milder form of MDD that lasts more than two years with no relief.
- Seasonal affective disorder. Features symptoms of MDD caused by lack of sun exposure, vitamin D depletion, hypersomnia, and weight gain during the winter months.
Mood Disorders. Mood disorders are complex mental health disorders and feature abrupt shifts between moods to varying degrees. The most common mood disorders include:
- Bipolar I disorder. Features extreme manic episodes alternating with depressive episodes.
- Bipolar II disorder. Features a pattern of hypomanic episodes, that are not as intense as bipolar I, that alternate with depressive episodes.
- Cyclothymic disorder. Features multiple periods of both the symptoms of mania and depression exist, however not to the level of what is considered an episode.
A residential mental health retreat allows the individual to obtain a more intensive and focused treatment approach than outpatient services can provide. Contact Mental Health Hope today to plan your own individualized retreat experience at (877) 967-9274.