Though behavioral health is often used as a synonym for mental health, yet in reality, it implies both mental and emotional state of being. A healthy behavioral health is essential to ensure a fit and happy life. The world of behavioral health encompasses quite a long list of disorders, of which three are the most important- anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia.
Fear and stress are the very basis of survival as both emotions nudge people towards important goals in life – it’s not possible to find anybody who has not been stressed or has not feared anything in life. However, when the feeling of stress or fear is unnecessarily excessive and continuous, based on some uncertain or false apprehension- the situation is called anxiety disorder. For healthy individuals, stress or fear arises from some genuine challenge or threat. But for those suffering from the disorder, the very feeling of anxiety isn’t always triggered by serious danger or threat. It could arise from even the simplest problems in life (that can be solved easily) like missing a bus to office.
There are various kinds of anxiety disorders:
- GAD or Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Panic disorder
- Separation-anxiety disorder, mostly common in children
Borderline Personality Disorder
It can be defined as a situation where people develop long-term cases of turbulent or unstable emotions. People with such issues generally suffer from identity crisis and their values and interests change rapidly, most of the times. They tend to perceive things in extremes- things are either all bad or all good for them and there is no middle ground. Their constant shift of perception leads them to unstable, intense relationships and a chaotic life. BPD is mostly common in women. Causes of BPD are still unknown, but according to some behavioral health experts, family, genetics and social factors do play a role here.
Some major reasons leading to BPD have been identified:
- Sexual abuse
- Abandonment in adolescence or childhood
- Broken family
- Poor communication within the family
This is another major behavioral disorder where the patient is often unable to distinguish between what’s real and what’s not. They find it difficult to think clearly and are often unable to act properly in social situations. The patients here live in a kind of trance, submerged in their own make-believe world. It’s a complex illness and genes play a crucial role. Schizophrenia normally begins with the onset of teens or early youth.
People suffering from behavioral health issues could get back to a normal life with proper psychological counseling and care. The world of behavioral health has witnessed great advancements in recent times and one of the latest inclusions here is the Behavioral health EMR software. This software comes with an in-built CRM that helps it to organize and track the patient inquiries and check out the referral sources easily. Additionally, it helps the behavioral health pros to monitor the drugs prescribed to patients.