There are many types of mental health conditions, including:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Other mental health disorders include personality disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder, Paranoid Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and others.
Each type of mental health disorder has a set of well-defined symptoms that a patient must exhibit in order to receive a diagnosis. Additionally, there are some general signs of poor mental health that tend to present across the spectrum, such as difficulties with relationships and responsibilities, as well as poor sleep habits and self harm behaviors.
Treatment for mental health disorders is highly individualized, since each patient has unique needs and experiences. However, effective treatment generally requires a combination of the following types of therapies:
- Medication therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Psychotherapy (“talk therapy”)
- Group therapy
- Family therapy