Taking care of your mental health is vital at every age. If you or your child is experiencing mental health problems, board-certified providers in psychiatry, Sarang Patel, PA-C, and Taylor Hennrick, PA-C, can help. At the ADHD Institute of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, they diagnose and treat conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety. If you need help with your mental health, call the office or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.
Mental health focuses on the wellness of your mind. It covers a wide range of emotional, psychological, and developmental disorders that affect people of all ages. Mental health isn’t separate from physical health, though.
Physical illnesses can affect your mental well-being, and mental health problems leave you vulnerable to physical diseases. For example, people living with chronic pain conditions have high rates of depression. However, it’s not always clear if depression results from chronic pain, whether it worsens chronic pain or does both.
Physical health problems often cause mental health symptoms. For instance, endocrine (hormonal) disorders like hypothyroidism frequently trigger depression. Developmental disorders also fall under the umbrella of mental health.
Mental health professionals diagnose and treat a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral disorders, including:
ADHD Institute of Michigan PLLC focuses on treating attention disorders, concentration issues, and behavioral issues typical of conditions such as ADHD and ADD.
There are several ways the ADHD Institute of Michigan team can help you or your child with mental health problems. These include:
Psychotherapy or counseling takes many forms, but they all involve talking through your problems and feelings. Some talk therapies address the causes of your condition and issues preventing you from managing a disorder like ADHD, for example, traumatic experiences or emotions that you’ve never dealt with properly.
Other approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy are more practical. They give you the tools you need to deal with the day-to-day difficulties you might encounter.
Medication can often be of great benefit in alleviating symptoms of mental health problems. Antidepressants, for example, can improve your mood by rebalancing the neurotransmitters in your brain. In ADHD, stimulants can help moderate your behavior.
Often the best results come from combining talk therapy with the proper medication. Other potential treatments like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) are also popular for certain mental health problems.
ADHD Institute of Michigan uses advanced diagnostics like the Cambridge Brain Sciences psychological assessments, which you complete at home, and provides secure telehealth appointments.
If you or your child needs help with a mental health condition, call ADHD Institute of Michigan or book an appointment online today.