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Important Terms about Mental Health Centers

Mental health centers provide a wide range of services to persons suffering from psychological disorders. These clinics typically have facilities to treat everything from serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, to marital discord. If you are seeking out information on psychiatric treatments available at clinics in your community, you may encounter some terms with which you may not be familiar, so below we'll define some of them.

  • Inpatient - A person who stays continuously at a hospital or clinic for an indefinite period of time. Conversely, an outpatient is someone who visits a medical center only long enough to receive treatment, then is allowed to return to the community.
  • Psychiatrist - A doctor who specializes in the treatment of mental disorders. Unlike psychologists and other kinds of mental health workers, psychiatrists are legally authorized to prescribe medications to treat their patients.
  • Substance abuse - The habitual use of legal or illegal drugs in a manner that causes disruption to one's personal or professional life. Many mental health clinics offer aid to persons suffering from drug addiction.
  • Eating disorder - The umbrella term for a variety of abnormal eating patterns. The most common eating disorders are anorexia, the dangerous practice of severely restricting one's food intake, and bulimia, a type of compulsive behavior where sufferers routinely eat massive quantities of food and subsequently attempt to lose weight through hazardous methods. A less common eating disorder is pica, the compulsion to ingest non-edible materials.
  • Depression - A mental illness marked by persistently low mood and loss of interest in normally pleasurable activities. Severe depression lasting at least two weeks can meet the criteria for a major depressive episode.
  • Emergency detention - Committing an unwilling person to a facility if they are in imminent danger of harming themselves or others. Also called involuntary commitment.
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    American Mental Health Counselors Association
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    The goal of our association is to advance the profession of mental health counseling across the country. Mental health counselors and centers provide invaluable services for all types of patients.
    Mental Health America
    Alexandria, VA 22311
    Mental Health America is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. Get more information by contacting our dedicated members today.
     
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    Brain Science International
    4637 Chabot Drive Ste. 100, Pleasanton, CA 94588
    Brain Science International provides best services for EEG brain mapping, QEEG and medical education. BSI also provides best brain treatment at affordable prices.
    (866) 881-8820
    Infinite life and Recovery Coaching
    1247 Columbus Ave, Livermore, CA 94550
    Coaching is a process in which you are supported while achieving a specific personal or professional competence result or goal. Coaching differs from mentoring by focusing upon competence specifics.
    (925) 270-1875
    Gabriele Ph.D. Hilberg Mft
    1669 Gretel Ln, Mountain View, CA 94040
    Gabriele Hilberg is a therapist specializing in counseling couples as well as individuals. Gabriele attempts to find what works best during marriage counseling or individual therapy.
    (650) 314-0133
    Trumpet Behavorial Health
    5729 Sonoma Dr Ste F, Pleasanton, CA 94566
    (925) 484-9990
    Bay Area Community Services Inc
    3900 Valley Ave Ste B, Pleasanton, CA 94566
    (925) 484-8457
    Axis Community Health
    4361 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton, CA 94566
    (925) 462-1755
    Rick Gomes LMFT
    5776 Stoneridge Mall Rd, Pleasanton, CA 94588
    (510) 333-2386
    Tina Ventura Glueck
    7901 Stoneridge Dr Ste 521, Pleasanton, CA 94588
    (925) 463-3500
    Sharon Perlman Berry
    7901 Stoneridge Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94588
    (415) 225-6211
    Bhr Corporate Office
    Pleasanton, CA 94568
    (925) 227-0223
    Don Ph.D. Markle Mft
    38750 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94536
    (510) 794-0772
    Julia J Domville Mft
    38950 Blacow Rd, Fremont, CA 94536
    (510) 790-1428
    Life Reaching Across to Life Organization
    3833 Peralta Blvd Ste B, Fremont, CA 94536
    (510) 745-9500
    Bacs South County Creative Living Center
    Fremont, CA 94538
    (510) 657-7425
    Family Education & Resource Center
    39155 Liberty St, Fremont, CA 94538
    (510) 790-1010


    There are many different reasons an individual may seek help at a mental health center. The treatment of mental illness is the primary function of these clinics. They can assist those in the community and encourage families to work through the emotional distress caused by their loved ones disease. For people struggling with addiction problems or who may be dealing with substance abuse, a facility of this type is often necessary. Insurance can be used to help cover costs in many instances. Many women, but men also struggle with eating disorders. Bulimia and anorexia may be the result of body issues caused by low self-esteem as well as more deeply rooted issues. Depression is also a disease that can adversely affect one's physical well-being as well. Many people suffer from this condition and treatment can entail a combination of drug and psychiatric solutions. Adolescents dealing with family issues can have wide-ranging and long lasting effects on their lives. Solutions to these problems are paramount to leading a normal, productive adult life. The transition is not always an easy one to make, but proper counseling can be very effective. For those struggling with serious problems inpatient care at a clinic may be required. This can be accomplished at a community or even a private center. Regardless of the condition of the individual patient it is important to get assistance for these different types of illnesses. There are many different outreach programs available at hospitals or other health facilities. Society as a whole benefits from the well-being of all its citizens.
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