Some problems are too big to handle on your own.
When your daughter calls for the fifth night in a row and says that her husband of six years is drunk again, you feel helpless. You have tried to offer her advice in the past, but you do not have anything different to offer on this fifth phone call in a row. You know that your son-in-law has had appointments with treatment specialists and psychiatric doctors, but it does not appear that any of those appointments and meetings are helping. What at first appeared to be a social drinking problem has now turned into something that is evidently a lot bigger. Until you son-in-law decides, however, to commit to therapists or psychiatric doctors on a regular basis you doubt that anything will get better. For now, you simply have to lend a strong listening ear to your daughter and hope that she finds the strength to get herself out of this difficult situation until it gets better. Or worse, but you hope that is not the case.
Inpatient Mental Health Facilities and Other Offerings Can Help Individuals and Families Deal with Difficult Situations
In a society where an increasing number of elderly patients and their families are dealing with the fact that a new case of dementia is diagnosed every four seconds, it should come as no surprise that our healthcare system requires an increasing number of therapists in all fields. From music therapy specialists to a compassionate psychiatric hospital that also offers art therapy, the nation is trying to find a way to help patients and families cope with a wide variety of situations. Drug and alcohol addiction, Alzheimer’s care, and other situations that cannot be solved with a traditional hospital stay, therapists help their patients learn to cope with both challenging and diverse conditions.
Consider these statistics about the healthcare field and its implementation of a variety of therapies for an increasing number of patients:
- Someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease every 67 seconds.
- 7 to 10 million people are living with Parkinson’s disease worldwide.
- 350 million people around the world are affected by some form of depression.
- By the age of 18, 11% of adolescents have a depressive disorder.
- 7.7 million people suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- 15 million people suffer from social anxiety disorder.
Whether you are the parent of an adult daughter who is in a difficult marriage or you are an adult child of a parent who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you have probably known that some kinds of therapy offered by psychiatric doctors can offer more viable solutions than a typical hospital stay.