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Mental Health

Mental Health

About Mental Health

Mental health problems like major depressive disorder and substance use disorder can devastate your life. To help you overcome the challenges these conditions cause, LinqCare Inc. offers secure telehealth consultations. You can benefit from expert psychotherapy and medication management from the comfort of your home. Call LinqCare Inc. or book a telehealth appointment online today and see how their mental health team can help you. 

Mental Health Q & A

What is mental health?

Mental health is a broad term for your psychological and emotional well-being. It includes psychiatric and developmental issues affecting your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Mental health problems the LinqCare Inc. team specializes in include:

  • Major depressive disorder (depression)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Dysthymia (persistent depressive disorder)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance use disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Personality disorders

Mental health disorders affect how areas of your brain work, resulting in distorted thoughts and negative emotions. The way these problems present themselves varies depending on which condition you have.

For example, people with depression feel immense sadness, despair, and worthlessness that nothing can shake. With an anxiety disorder, your primary feelings are stress, worry, and fear.

What causes mental health problems?

Many things can contribute to mental illness, so there’s no easy answer to this question. Most often, it’s a combination of factors, which might include:

Genetic predisposition

If you have relatives with mental health problems, your risk of developing a psychiatric disorder is significantly higher. In most cases, it’s not clear exactly which genes are responsible.

Stress

Chronic stress keeps your body’s levels of hormones like cortisol unhealthily high, damaging both physical and mental health.

Grief

Grief results from loss, such as the death of someone close, relationship breakdowns, or losing your job.

Trauma

Trauma could be anything from severe injuries and natural disasters to domestic or child abuse. Some traumas trigger PTSD, but you could also develop depression, anxiety, or OCD.

Physical health problems

Chronic pain, long-term diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), and cancer often cause mental health issues.

Environment

Living in poverty, poor housing, neglect, and an unhealthy diet can all increase your risk of developing mental health problems.

People with mental health problems typically share similar issues with their brain chemistry, namely low levels of certain neurotransmitters. These chemicals enable your brain’s neurons (nerve cells) to connect and communicate. Low levels of the neurotransmitters that regulate your brain’s mood center could cause or result in mental illness.

How are mental health problems treated?

Medication can rebalance neurotransmitter levels in people with depression and anxiety. Stimulants can ease ADHD symptoms, and mood stabilizers help with bipolar disorder. People with severe illnesses like schizophrenia often benefit from antipsychotic medication.

LinqCare Inc. also provides convenient, secure online therapy sessions for those with mental health conditions. The highly experienced team members specialize in numerous approaches, including interpersonal psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Call LinqCare Inc. or book an appointment online today for expert help with your mental health.

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