Mental Health Treatments
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Mental Illnesses

When a person speaks with a trained therapist in a safe and confidential environment to explore and understand feelings and behaviours and gain coping skills.

What is Psychotherapy or "talk therapy"


A hormone that can be taken as a supplement to aid in sleeping 

What is Melatonin


Unwanted or undesirable effects that are possibly related to a drug

What are adverse reactions or side effects


Name 3 potential causes of mental illnesses.

What are genetics or family hisotry, childhood trauma, stressful life events, substance use, physical ailments, unhealthy habits, social factors, traumatic experiences 


Name five different types of mental illnesses 

Anxiety, panic disorder, phobia, social anxiety disorder

Depression, major, persistent depressive disorder, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Bipolar disorder, 1 or 2, Cyclothymic Disorder 

Schizophrenia, schizoaffective



Dissociative disorders

Eating disorders

Personality disorders


The person then confronts whatever triggers them in a controlled environment where they can safely practice implementing these strategies.

What is exposure therapy 


Have long been acknowledged as allies in mastering the mind and coping with stress through focused relaxation. Science is increasingly validating those claims, especially for depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

What is yoga and meditation 


Non-psychotropic medication used to alleviate anxiety. 

What is Vistaril or Hydroxyzine


Number of people with any Mental Illness in the United States. (Can be number, in billions, or percentage, or even ratio)

Approximately 57.8 million. Around 23%. More than 1 in 5 or almost 1 in 4


Most commonly diagnosed mental illness in the U.S. 

What are Anxiety disorders


Research shows that this type of therapy reduces anxiety levels more than other recreational activities

What is Pet therapy 


Sugar made in the body and found in foods that might balance certain chemicals in the body to help with mental conditions such as panic disorder, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. 

What is Inositol


Reaction between two or more drugs or between a drug and a food, beverage, or supplement.

What are Drug interactions


Members of the this community are twice as likely to have a mental health condition

What is the LGBTQ+ community 


Co-occuring disorders where someone has a mental health issues along with a substance abuse issue

What is dual diagnosis or comorbidity 


Based on the assumption that the individual’s present-day mental problems stem from unresolved, unconscious conflicts, typically from childhood. With this approach, your provider will speak with you about your past in order to help you better manage and understand your feelings by talking about them.

What is Psychodynamic Therapy


Non-invasive medical treatment that is most often used with individuals who have a serious mental illness, such as major depression or bipolar disorder.

What is Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)


Name 5 different classifications for psychotropic medications to treat mental illnesses. 




CNS Stimulants

Hypnotics (Sedatives)

Mood Stabilizers 


Trained to make diagnoses, provide individual and group counseling, and provide case management and advocacy

What is a clinical social worker


Difference between schizophrenia and schizoaffective 

Schizoaffective has a mood component which can include mania or depression


Main difference between CBT (cognitive behavioral therap) and DBT (dialectal behavior therapy).

Both start by identifying unhelpful thoughts and behaviors or identifying the thought patterns and emotions that may be leading to distress. DBT tends to use mindfulness philosophies to help patients accept themselves and their environment. Meanwhile, CBT tends to be more logic-focused. Therapists encourage patients to use critical thinking to develop healthier ways of thinking and behaving.

My description would be that CBT is more about using tools and finding solutions where DBT is more about accepting what is and learning to live with it. 

EX: CBT is fighting demons that are on your shoulder where DBT is befriending the demon and learning to be at peace with them. 


Non-invasive treatment that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)


Class of medications that are not intended for psych reasons but have been found to be beneficial for mood disorders like bipolar disorder

What are anticonvulsants (seizure medication)


The handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders.

What is The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) 


Physical illness caused or aggravated by mental factors such as internal conflict or stress.

What is psychosomatic