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Treatment of Mental Illness

 Treatment of Mental Illness
There are various numbers of individuals those who have contributed in the treatment of mental illness. One of the most prominent of them was the doctor Benjamin Rush. Rush was considered the “Father of American Psychiatry” for his many works in the mental and it would be an insult not to mention his name while describing about the mental health.
Listed below are the common methods for the treatment of mental illness
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medication
  • Antipsychotics
  • Antidepressants

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is primarily used alone or in combination with medication to treat mental illness.Called "therapy" for short, the word psychotherapy deals with the variety of treatment techniques. During psychotherapy, a person with a mental illness to a trained professional discussions of mental health care in general, a license that helps identify and work through all the factors that may or may not trigger the disease. Psychotherapy is also beneficial if you want to get help with behavioral addictions.

Medication

Some people suffer from mental illness to take medication for a while are helping others, depending on the severity of their disease may need long-term basis. Doctors describe the benefits and possible side-effects of medications prescribed for them, before one can be faced. A number of medical research mental illnesses associated with changes in our brain chemistry shows are. Reduce or even eliminate the symptoms once medication has many, so the brain that help to restore the normal chemical balance.

Antipsychotics

They are a range of medications that are used for some types of mental distress or disorder - mainly schizophrenia and manic depression (bipolar disorder). They can be used to help severe.
There are a number of medications that help for some types of mental problems or disorders -primarily schizophrenia and manic depression (bipolar disorder). They can also be used to help severe depression and anxiety.

Where are the helpful?

  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Thought disorder

Kinds of antipsychotic medication

For over a decade doctors have talked about two different groups of antipsychotics:
  • ‘Typical’ - the older drugs
  • ‘Atypical’ - the newer drugs

Antidepressants

The initial treatment of tuberculosis research on antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors discovered by the (MAO) is known as the class of antidepressants was achieved. A hypertensive crisis can lead to a change in the metabolism of dietary amino acid tyramine by MAO inhibitors only two on the U.S. market;; phenothiazine antipsychotics research on improving neurotransmitters norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin tricyclic antidepressants which inhibit the synaptic uptake led to the development of antidepressants in the class, most research focused on the effects of norepinephrine. Tricyclic antidepressants with drugs that share many similarities but are more specific in their action. The greatest risk of SSRIs to children and adolescents in particular, violence and suicidal behavior is increased. In 2003 antidepressant sales worldwide were $ 15 billion and U.S. $ 100 in 2006 antidepressants most prescribed drug by seven.