Mental Health Treatment

Mental disorders can arise from multiple sources, and in many cases there is no single accepted or consistent cause. The primary paradigm of mainstream psychiatry is said to be the biopsychosocial model which incorporates biological, psychological and social factors. A number of treatment modalities are effective for people with I/DD.

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

    Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy that combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation…  More

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  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

    Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in which the…  More

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  • Medication

    A major option for many mental disorders is psychiatric medication and there are several main groups. Antidepressants are used for the…  More

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  • Trauma Informed Care

    Trauma-specific interventions are designed to address the consequences of trauma in the individual and to facilitate healing. Treatment…  More

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