Treatment for mental illness
Mental illness is treatable, and most people with mental illness recover to live productive and happy lives. Treatment can vary depending upon the person, their medical history and circumstances.
Treatment for ADHD
Treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can include several options, depending on the specific needs of each child and family.
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps a person to change unhealthy or damaging thinking habits, feelings and behaviours.
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is used to treat people with borderline personality disorder. It aims to change negative thought patterns and behaviours.
Treatment for PTSD
Treatments for PTSD include psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but medication can also be prescribed in some cases.
Treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) combines support, psychological therapy and, in some cases, medication. Find out more about BPD.
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Treatment for bulimia nervosa
Many people with bulimia nervosa are secretive about their symptoms and do not seek help. But effective treatment is available.
Treatment for paranoia
People with paranoid thoughts can find it hard to trust a mental health professional, but with a positive relationship, recovery is possible.
Treatments for narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)
There’s no specific medication to treat NPD. However, people with NPD sometimes also develop depression or anxiety, and in such cases antidepressant medications may be beneficial.