Behavioral and Mental Health
We offer services to empower you to improve your mental/ behavioral health
- 1 hr1 hour
- East Patrick Lane
Behavioral Health Given that 70% of primary care patients have behavioral health-related issues requiring behavioral health services, it’s essential to understand the definition. Behavioral health is defined as the connection between behavior’s impact and the health and well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. This includes a wide variety of healthcare services, including: Mental healthcare Psychiatric care Marriage and family counseling Substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery Management of chronic diseases What's the difference between behavioral and mental health? Although mental health is a component of behavioral disorders, the reciprocal connection between the two is readily apparent. Just as our behavior can influence our thoughts, so too can our thoughts influence our behaviors. A diagram explaining behavioral health and its relation to mental health with marriage and family counseling, substance abuse treatment and chronic disease management. The connection’s clear: people with any mental health issues are more likely to have chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke than those without mental illness. Likewise, people with physical health conditions such as asthma and diabetes report high rates of substance use disorders and severe psychological distress. The link between behavioral health and mental health conditions – and the way the two are or are not manifested – varies from patient to patient. For example, people suffering from diabetes or chronic cardiac conditions often develop depression and anxiety that is outwardly clear. On the other hand, those suffering from depression or bipolar disorder may have no outward physical signs of illness — making their treatment mental health-based instead of behavioral. It’s common for mental disorders and behavioral health disorders to co-occur, and for both conditions to afflict an individual at one time. In these situations, it’s advisable for multiple behavioral health professional specialists to address the patient’s respective conditions. This approach is more likely to yield effective, long-term results. Many poor mental health conditions develop because of biological factors rather than behavioral ones. Influences such as brain chemistry are manageable, while others like genetic makeup are beyond human control. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication can often help alleviate immediate symptoms.
3930 East Patrick Lane, Las Vegas, NV, USA