Undiagnosed, Untreated or Undertreated Mental Health Illness Can Lead to Suicide

Pacific Pain and Wellness Group - Torrance, CA - Mental Health TreatmentsThere are several compounding factors that can lead people to commit suicide. Most people who commit suicide are those who frequently experience undiagnosed, undertreated, or untreated mental illness. Studies have cited suicide as one of the leading causes of death in America with about 41,000 American lives are lost each year, more than twice the number of lives lost to homicide. A huge number of people out there suffer from one or more types of mental illnesses who continue to struggle and remain at high risk for suicide. What is often overlooked is the fact that mental ilnesses are treatable conditions. The key to a successful treatment is early diagnosis of the mental health condition and getting the right treatment needed, which helps accelerate recovery and protects the person from self-harm and erosion of self-confidence that are associated with mental illnesses.

Pacific Pain & Wellness Group offers treatments specifically designed for adults and adolescents suffering from mental health illnesses in Torrance, CA. Our highly skilled and experienced team of mental health specialists,including neuropsychiatrist and psychologist, headed by Kartik Ananth, MD, a board certified and fellowship trained physician and neuropsychiatrist, have committed to providing treatments to patients with mental health ilnesses. We provide holistic mental health care using innovative and scientifically proven therapeutic modalities. At Pacific Pain & Wellness Group, we are certain that you will be able to achieve the healing and mental health needed to help you get back on track with your life.

Types of Mental Illnesses

Mental illness is one of the most common causes of suicide. It impacts the way we think, feel and affects our ability to communicate and relate to other people. Take the time to research online before choosing your psychiatrist or mental health physician. Find out what treatments are available to you. Ask your family and friends or your primary provider for a recommendation.

Types of Mental Illnesses

Depression- Untreated depression is a leading cause of suicide in America and the rest of the world. People that do not seek treatment for their depression have a greater risk for following through with suicide. People who suffer from major depression are mentally wired in a way that makes it difficult for them to feel happiness or see meaning in life. Fact remains that the main cause of suicide is untreated depression.

Bipolar Disorder- Bipolar disorder is a pathological process that occurs slowly over time. It involves fluctuations in mood, from having a severe depression to elevations in mood (mania and hypomania). Sufferers experience different degrees and intensity of rage and episodes of elevated mood, making it difficult to keep a balanced life.

Schizophrenia- This is a highly severe mental illness with an array of symptoms including severe depression, hallucinations, and cognitive impairment. Having this illness makes it difficult to function in life and can serve as a major challenge due to the fact that most medications to treat this illness carry severe side effects. Anywhere from 20% to 40% of people with this illness attempt suicide.

Anxiety- Having generalized anxiety, social phobia, panic attacks, or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can drive a person crazy. Some forms of anxiety make it extremely difficult to maintain friendships, finish school, or hold down a steady job. The combination of loneliness and fear can lead a person to contemplate suicide.

Personality Disorder
People who struggle with a personality disorder find it challenging to deal with other people. They are inflexible, have a limited or narrow view of the world and have difficulty responding to the demands and changes of life. They don’t easily participate in social activities.

Mental Heath Care and Treatments

Pacific Pain & Wellness Group provides exceptional care and individualized treatments for adults and adolescents who are struggling with mental health illnesses. Our facility in Torrance provides an environment that is comfortable, inviting and therapeutic. Take the time to research online before choosing a pain management doctor. Check the pain management clinics and physicians near you and check what treatments are available to you. Ask you primary provider for a recommendation.

 

Are You or Someone You Know Struggling with a Mental Health Illness?

If you are or someone you know is struggling with mental illness, seek immediate professional help. If you would like more information about the mental health treatments available at Pacific Pain & Wellness Group in Torrance, call (424) 625-6600 or fill out our Contact Form. We serve the communities of Torrance, South Bay and Westside, Los Angeles.