As seen in Swallow Me Whole, medication is a popular treatment in mental health. Different classes of psychotropic drugs including anti-depressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics and others help manage the symptoms of a wide variety of mental health issues.
Used in crisis situations and serious mental health problems, inpatient hospitalization could help someone who is fighting for their life. With combinations of group therapy, medication, and individual attention, inpatient hospitalization as a last resort treatment for those who are really struggling.
Individual therapy can be found in clinics or in private practice like our guest speaker works in. Individual therapy uses different techniques depended on the patient’s needs, such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy.
Group therapy is a place where multiple people share a safe space to work though common issues. They share a common goal and look for support from each other to work through individual issues.
While not normally thought of as standard care, alternative medicine like acupuncture, exercise, and adjusting diet can work to manage milder symptoms.