Occupational Therapy and Mental Health Treatment – Why You Need It

August 16th, 2014 by admin No comments »

With the aging of the population, more and more people are relying on occupational therapy and mental health treatment along with their long term care plans. The point of occupational therapy is to give people the support and training to be able to live independently particularly in areas relating to daily living activities such as feeding, bathing, and grooming.

Occupational therapists for example, are responsible for teaching and facilitating skills in cognition, self awareness, interpersonal and social skills, stress management, self sufficiency, daily living activities, as well as a wealth of other important skills. The therapy sessions are usually centered around very goal oriented activities that teach these skills.

The services that people seek when they go to see an occupational therapist include:

-adapting to the home and work environment after release from the hospital
-providing treatment groups and classes for experiential learning
-goal setting and rehabilitation planning to find the optimal therapy sessions

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Elderly Mental Health Treatment

August 3rd, 2014 by admin No comments »

Having sound mental health throughout one’s life does not exempt a person from Alzheimer’s disease, depression, anxiety and other similar disorders at an old age. The elderly are more prone to mental disorders and other complications than a younger person. However, it is possible to diagnose these problems once they are accurately detected.

Many times, seniors are reluctant to seek psychiatric help. Psychiatric help can enable them to lead a normal life after the problem or disorder is alleviated. Older people sometimes refuse to acknowledge mental illnesses, and take it in their stride describing it as an inevitable element of the aging process. If timely, mental health treatment given to the elderly can reverse the suffering.

Never ignore visible changes in a senior’s behavioral pattern, as these could be symptoms related to dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or depression which could be treated.

The most widespread of all mental disorders is depression. If one notices the following changes in a person for more than a couple of weeks they must seek help.

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Specialized Mental Health Treatment Training – Five Critical Benefits

July 28th, 2014 by admin No comments »

5 Critical Benefits of Specialized Mental Health Treatment Training

o Increase specialized knowledge to identify and treat common issues

o Build skills to move clients through similar issues

o Develop attitudes about providing ethically-based treatment

o Create credibility in your treatment specialty that leads to increased referrals

o Your ability to make a difference grows when you see a client successfully completing treatment

Your specialized knowledge enables you to easily identify and treat common issues with similar clients. You are able to apply similar interventions with the expectation of similar outcomes. Your skill development helps you receive consistent feedback that your interventions work correctly.

Build skills to move clients through similar issues. Your in-depth understanding of your client’s issues helps you apply specialized treatment skills to quickly facilitate change. Your highly developed skills enable you to more accurately predict the effect of your interventions and clients move easily through the treatment process.

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Orthomolecular Medicine – A Leading Light For Mental Health and Nutrition, Mental Diseases

July 22nd, 2014 by admin No comments »

Are we in The Dark Ages? When it comes to mental health diagnoses in the 21st century, it often seems that way. Yes, drugs can help extreme symptoms, but with a 10% ‘success’ rate, modern drugs seldom help anyone truly recover. Parents and other family members of those with serious mental diseases are often at their wits’ end.

Too many people are suffering-not getting well on present day “medication only” policies of mental wards of our leading hospitals. Seldom do patients’ physical health get investigated for deficiencies of healthy nutrients such as B12, other B vitamins, Vitamin D or Omega 3 fatty acids, bowel problems, food allergies or mineral deficiencies, such as zinc.

Thousands of accounts of deficiencies affecting mental health can be found in respected journals and daily newspapers: Vitamin D preventing depression, Omega 3 fatty acids helping to prevent suicides and post-partum depression, food allergies affecting mental health and children – triggering ADHD, hypoglycemia causing anxiety, bipolar or other symptoms of mental disorders.

What Early Research Supports Healthy Nutrients for Mental Health?

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Specialized Mental Health Treatment Training – 7 Preparation Strategies Before You Attend Training

July 16th, 2014 by admin No comments »

These seven strategies enhance your training experience and allow you to gain the most benefit from specialized mental health treatment training.

o    Strategy 1: Identify why you chose to attend the training

o    Strategy 2: What do you want to take away from the training

o    Strategy 3: What questions do you have you want the trainer to address

o    Strategy 4: How do you plan to implement the training content into your private practice

o    Strategy 5: What client niche is your focus to deepen your level of knowledge, skills, and effective approaches

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