According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one in five Americans struggles with some type of mental health disorder. Alleviant Health Centers Rogers offers outpatient mental health treatment programs that can help people with a range of mental health conditions. Our mental health treatment center takes a holistic approach to care, which means we address the entire person rather than just the mental health condition.
To learn more about our mental health treatment programs in Rogers, Arkansas, call Alleviant Health Centers Rogers today at 479.309.1427.
What Conditions Do Our Mental Health Treatment Programs in Rogers Treat?
At Alleviant Health Centers Rogers, our professional and compassionate staff has experience treating various mental health conditions.
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to numerous emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and sometimes you may feel as if life isn’t worth living.
Anxiety is a persistent feeling of apprehension and fear, characterized by physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, and feelings of stress. Anxiety disorders are a group of mental illnesses that include the following:
- Panic disorder: characterized by brief episodes of debilitating physical symptoms and severe anxiety
- Social anxiety disorder: you find everyday social situations overwhelming
- Generalized anxiety disorder: a persistent feeling of worry, doom, and fear
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Recurrent or persistent thoughts, urges, or unwanted impulses produce anxiety and interfere with basic functioning
ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) is a persistent condition usually indicated by continuing patterns of inattention. It can cause uncontrollable hyperactivity that can interfere with daily function or development. ADHD can lead to precarious relationships, poor job or academic performance, low self-esteem, and other issues.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction occurring after experiencing a highly stressful event (such as wartime combat, physical violence, or a natural disaster) that is usually characterized by depression, anxiety, flashbacks, recurrent nightmares, and avoidance of reminders of the event.
There are many eating disorders, and their symptoms usually develop early in life. If left untreated, eating disorders can have a severe overall impact on the body. Common conditions include anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, and rumination disorder, which involves repeated food regurgitation following a meal. Physical damage to the digestive system and repeated “binging and purging” can lead to dehydration and teeth and heart issues.
The disorders are often associated with other mental health issues and can create depression and anxiety, suicidal thoughts or behavior, and concentration issues at home, work, and school. The disorders can be fatal and have been linked to family history and brain chemicals, with certain types of people more at risk.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent obsessions, compulsions, or both that cause significant distress, interfere with normal daily functioning, and consume a lot of time. The affected individual recognizes these obsessions and compulsions as excessive or unreasonable.
Examples of obsessions include but are not limited to:
- Fear of being contaminated by touching objects others have touched
- Doubts that you’ve locked the door or turned off the stove
- Intense stress when objects aren’t orderly or facing a certain way
Some examples of compulsions include but are not limited to:
- Hand-washing until your skin becomes raw
- Checking doors repeatedly to make sure they’re locked
- Silently repeating a prayer, word, or phrase
Addiction / Substance Use Disorder
Addiction and substance use disorders (SUD) are serious conditions that involve the use or abuse of substances despite the risk of negative consequences. An unhealthy habit of using alcohol or drugs can affect a person’s daily routine and lead to impairment. Even when it’s clear that problems are mounting, people keep using substances and feel like they’ve lost control of their lives.
Addiction to behaviors such as gambling can also cause physical, psychological, and personal issues with family, friends, and co-workers. And unfortunately, addiction and SUD can often trigger other disorders, making them worse.
A dual diagnosis is a mental disorder compounded by substance abuse or addiction, including alcohol. That creates a complex condition with a wide variety of effects that are often difficult to manage.
Patients with mental health conditions sometimes turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate and manage or cope with the already present stress, fear, and anxiety. The issues co-exist and may result in noticeable changes in behavior, personality, and mood, along with suicidal thoughts and confused thinking. The two issues should be treated together, as one cannot be healed without the other issue being addressed.
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder sometimes called manic-depressive illness or manic-depression that characteristically involves cycles of depression and elation or mania. It is characterized by unpredictable changes in mood and impaired social function.
Manic episodes may include symptoms such as high energy, reduced need for sleep, and loss of touch with reality. In contrast, depressive episodes may include symptoms such as low energy, low motivation, and loss of interest in daily activities. Mood episodes last days to months at a time and may also be associated with suicidal thoughts.
Postpartum depression is moderate to severe depression in a woman after she has given birth. It may occur soon after delivery or up to a year later. Most of the time, it occurs within the first three months after delivery.
Reach Out to Alleviant Health Centers Rogers
There is no need to struggle with mental health issues alone or in silence. Alleviant Health Centers Rogers is ready to help you. Our holistic approach to mental health means we treat the whole person, not just the mental health condition. We offer a variety of mental health treatment programs that can address your specific needs. If you are struggling with a mental health condition, call Alleviant Health Centers Rogers today at 479.309.1427.