7 Reasons Why You Need a Medical Professional’s Help to Treat Mental Illness

7 Reasons Why You Need a Medical Professional’s Help to Treat Mental Illness

Every year, millions of Americans suffer from mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And while these health problems are common, many people delay professional treatment simply because they’re unaware of the significant benefits it offers.

A leading psychiatric practice in Beverly Hills, California, Bowman Medical Group offers cutting-edge therapies for mental health disorders, tailoring every treatment plan to help each patient get the results they need to feel better. In this post, our team reviews seven key reasons why it’s critical to seek professional care as soon as possible.

1. Obtain a correct diagnosis

Mental health issues can cause symptoms that are very subtle. Furthermore, some symptoms can be so similar that it takes a medical professional to accurately diagnose the specific issue. Treating any illness begins with a correct diagnosis, so this is definitely one of the most important reasons to seek medical help if you think you might have a mental health issue.

2. Get medication that can help

Many mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can benefit from medication. In fact, there are many types of medicines available to treat these disorders. 

Some people need to try a variety of medications before they find the medicine or combination of medicines that works best for them. Medical professionals will prescribe medications based on your symptoms, family history, personal medical history, and other factors, adjusting your treatment as needed to achieve optimal effects.

3. Learn about novel treatments

Mental health treatments have changed dramatically over the past couple of decades, and they continue to evolve today. While medication and psychotherapy still form the cornerstones of treatment for many people, other treatments can be ideal if these mainstays don’t achieve the results you need.

Via ongoing training and education, our team stays abreast of novel developments in mental health treatment, enabling us to offer treatments you might not find with other providers. That includes innovative treatments, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and ketamine therapy, each of which can be beneficial for people with treatment-resistant depression and other mental health issues.

4. Get validation and support

Friends and loved ones mean well when they tell you to “focus on the positive” or “count your blessings.” But, in the real world of mental health issues, that advice can do a lot more harm than good. 

Mental health issues are medical problems that require medical treatment. Having support and validation from our team can help you understand your condition and learn how to manage it in ways that really work. Plus, therapy is a space where you can open up about what you’re feeling without any worries about being judged or misunderstood.

5. Optimize your lifestyle

Your lifestyle can have a major bearing on your mental health and vice versa. Through our wellness program, our team can help you optimize your lifestyle and health through guidance on nutrition, healthy eating, exercise, mindfulness activities, and other factors that affect your life.

6. Get care that evolves with your needs

Mental health treatment isn’t something you can “set and forget.” As you age and your life evolves, you can face new challenges that require a change in your therapy. Our team has significant experience in a broad array of mental health disorders and treatment options, so you can feel confident that as your needs change, your therapy can change to meet those needs.

7. Improve your life

Taken together, these and other benefits of mental health care are focused on one goal: to improve your life and well-being. Working with a member of our team ensures you have a skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced medical professional on your side, optimizing your therapy, coordinating with other members of your care team, and giving you the skills you need to cope with life and all its challenges.

If you’re dealing with a mental health issue or you think you may be, don’t put off seeking professional care. Getting medical treatment is the first step toward feeling better and preventing more serious problems in the future. To schedule an evaluation with our team, call 310-276-4003 to book an appointment with Bowman Medical Group today.

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