Mental Health Conditions

If you are struggling with your mental health, Sober Success & Partners is here to help. There is a broad range of mental health conditions impacting many people in the UK and worldwide. Below we have outlined some of the most common mental health issues we see in our clients.

Living with a mental health condition can be difficult for you and your loved ones. It is essential to understand the nature and complexity of these conditions. With education, it becomes easier to accept and manage whichever condition affects you.

At Sober Success & Partners, we are a team of expert professionals. We offer integrated mental health and addiction recovery services both at home and in our luxury treatment facility in Essex.

We can treat substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health conditions separately, but we also tackle co-occurring SUD and mental health conditions. When SUD and other mental health issues co-occur, treatment is complex. At Sober Success & Partners, we commit to identifying and addressing any problem you face and can offer evidence-based treatment delivered with diligent care and compassion.

Common Mental Health Conditions

At Sober Success & Partners, we offer integrated, comprehensive treatment services for a range of mental health issues, including:

Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions worldwide. Everyone struggles with anxiety from time to time. It is a natural emotion and stems from our deeply ingrained threat survival response. Still, anxiety becomes an issue when it persists. Those who struggle with persistent or chronic anxiety are often diagnosed with:

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Specific Phobias
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Anxiety disorders can be extremely challenging. The condition is characterised by excessive worry about the future, rumination, and social withdrawal. Physical symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Nausea
  • Heart palpitations
  • Dry mouth
  • Panic attacks
  • Sleep disturbances

At Sober Success & Partners, we understand that anxiety can compromise your quality of life. When it co-occurs with SUD, both conditions can exacerbate each other and deteriorate our physical and mental health.

We help you manage your anxiety by treating its roots and helping you develop practical tools and skills for coping and self-management. We can also prescribe medication to ease your anxiety symptoms.

Depression

Along with anxiety, depression is one of the prevalent mental health conditions in the world. Those who struggle with depression experience both physical and psychological symptoms, including:

  • Hopelessness
  • Despair
  • Apathy
  • Fatigue, lethargy
  • Emotional numbness
  • Anhedonia
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Suicidality
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lack of motivation
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Social withdrawal

Depression and its symptoms range from mild to severe. Regardless of the severity, depression gets in the way of living a happy, healthy life. Daily tasks can become difficult to complete. It can be challenging for a person struggling with depression to find the motivation to even get up in the morning.

Depression often co-occurs with SUD. In treating co-occurring SUD and depression, it is important to address the root causes of the depression. If left unchecked, the condition can worsen and increase one’s risk of relapse after addiction treatment.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder—people who struggle with bipolar disorder experience drastic mood swings that can disrupt everyday life. A person may feel lethargic and apathetic at one moment, and in the next moment, experience waves of ecstasy and hyperactivity. Over time, this sudden shift in mood becomes exhausting.

The highs and lows of bipolar disorder can last for weeks at a time. The severity of the condition varies between individuals. There are two types of bipolar disorder:

  • Bipolar Disorder I
  • Bipolar Disorder II

Bipolar I is the more severe of the two. It is characterised by full-blown manic episodes, followed by intense depression. A person struggling with Bipolar II will experience hypomanic episodes, which can still be overwhelming but are less severe than the full-blown mania of bipolar I.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can affect people of all ages and genders. Three of the most common types of eating disorders are:

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Binge Eating Disorder

Eating disorders pose a severe health risk. Those struggling are at risk of:

  • Malnourishment
  • Obesity
  • Poor cardiovascular health
  • Tooth loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue

Anorexia Nervosa (AN) is characterised by extreme weight loss, where a person’s body weight is dangerously low. AN is not only a physical health condition. It has its roots in low self-esteem, feelings of not being good enough, a distorted self-image, and low distress tolerance.

Bulimia Nervosa (BN) involves episodes of binge-eating (eating large amounts of food) followed by an episode of purging, whereby a person makes themselves vomit to counter the binge. Bulimia nervosa is a dangerous condition. Purging can lead to dehydration, irregular periods, and tooth decay. Feelings of shame and guilt are prevalent among those who struggle with BN.

Stress

Stress is not a mental health condition itself but is a defining characteristic of most other mental health conditions. Stress plays a significant role in our health and well-being.

Stress is functional because it motivates us to take action to ensure our survival. It has been an integral part of our evolution as a species thus far. Still, stress is problematic when it persists. If you suffer from chronic stress, your brain and body are at risk of developing a range of health conditions, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Burnout
  • Chronic pain and inflammation
  • Cardiovascular issues

While stress can lead to mental health issues, mental health issues themselves are stressful. Living with a mental health condition can make even daily tasks feel like a stressful experience. Prolonged stress can be overwhelming and can be a leading causal factor for the misuse of drugs and alcohol.

At Sober Success & Partners, our expert therapists and counsellors can help you develop the skills necessary to tolerate stress and take appropriate action to manage your experience when stress arises.

Treatment for Co-Occurring SUD and Mental Health Conditions

At Sober Success & Partners, we offer comprehensive, integrated treatment programs. Integrated treatment means addressing co-occurring SUD and mental health conditions together with a combined psychological and pharmacological approach. If you are struggling with co-occurring SUD and mental illness, it is essential to seek integrated treatment. Suppose you only receive treatment for one condition. In that case, your untreated condition would jeopardise your recovery success.

At Sober Success & Partners, we take pride in the level of care we deliver to each client. Addiction and mental health issues call for high-quality, expert-led treatment for clients to achieve successful recovery.

We design our inpatient and at-home treatment services with diligent care and focus. Each program we offer is client-centred, which means acknowledging and respecting your comfort, safety, and privacy. At Sober Success & Partners, you are the focus of your recovery. We listen closely to any concern or question you may have about treatment.

If you would like to know more about Sober Success & Partners and how we can help, please contact us today. We have a team of addiction and mental health specialists available to help you overcome your condition. We understand that the need for privacy and confidentiality can be a barrier to seeking treatment, so we emphasise to all who come to us for help that our services are discreet and exclusive.

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If you or any of your loved ones struggle with mental and behavioural health issues, contact Sober Success for help. Our extensive range of services means you can find treatment and care that is right for you. Remember that the earlier professional help is sought, the greater chance you and your loved one have of achieving a successful recovery.