Mental Health in Boca Raton: the need for proper diagnostic and counseling
Sometimes it seems as though there has been a vast increase in the incidence rate of various mental diseases, especially with children, but while there may be a slight increase in such things as ADHD, ADD, autism and Asperger’s disease what is really driving this ‘increase’ are simply better diagnostic procedures and a broader recognition of the more subtle shadings of these ailments.
One thing this means is that children can now get the treatment they need at a much younger starting age, and that is extremely important, especially for minimizing the effects of diseases like autism – but other ailments as well.
What it also means is that there are many adults who have suffered needlessly over the years simply because 20, 30 and 40 years ago they were never diagnosed with milder forms of these diseases (and sometimes even major forms). These people may have learned to cope with their ailments on their own but there is generally a cost that has been paid – usually in the most important relationships of their lives, and those relationships may be strained to the point of breaking or have already broken.
We as humans have odd thought processes, and for some reason we think that these things happen more often in other places – bigger cities, or places where the winter is much harsher.
But Boca Raton Florida is no different than any other city when it comes to these diseases, and the need to consult a Boca Raton psychologist or other mental health professional is just as important here as anywhere else – these ailments are not geographically biased, and can cause as many problems for diagnosed and undiagnosed adults as they do for children and adolescents.
There is a trend nowadays to over-medicate so when considering Boca Raton Psychotherapy check the credentials and history of the doctors you are looking at very closely. While medication may sometimes be necessary, many times they are not and it does a disservice to the patient to simply start them on medication and leave the hard work of actual therapy as a wayside point on the road to a more healthy life.
This is a mistake, and one that the best doctors do not make.
There is a long list of things which can be successfully mollified by proper treatment procedures, such as sleep disorders, separation anxiety disorder, panic attacks, social and specific phobias, insomnia, stress and many others. All these can have a greater adverse effect on family life than normal stressful conditions. Marriage counseling in Boca Raton, and family counseling can help the entire family understand what is going on in the loved one’s life and help to bring the family together, and mental health counseling in Boca Raton is available and waiting for those know that they need to seek help.
Seek out solid professionals, such as Dr. Michael J. Morejon, MD who often consults with other mental health professionals for the best mental health counseling in Boca Raton, and who is looking for treatment methods other than medications as a starting point. One of the advantages of an actual psychiatrist, though, is that for those times when it is necessary to use medication they have been trained as doctors and can determine the best pharmacology and write the prescription themselves. Dr. Mike often works with other non MD mental health professionals for this reason.
If you are in the Boca Raton area, there is no need to continue to suffer – help is available, and it is important that you take the first step to a better life.