Today we know, through advanced medical and psychological research, that just as things go wrong with the lungs, heart, liver, and kidneys, so it does with the brain. The good news is that today we have effective treatments for mental illnesses.
Serious mental illnesses include but are not limited to major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder.In addition to treatment by medication, psychosocial treatment can be a component of the treatment plan and help with recovery; this may include cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, interpersonal therapy, support groups or other community services.
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