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Can mental illness be prevented, how common is mental illness, how is mental illness treated are the questions that usually come to the fore for caregivers and people suffering from mental illnesses.

Unfortunately, most mental illnesses are caused by a combination of factors and cannot be prevented. Mental illnesses are very common. In fact, they are more common than cancer, diabetes or heart disease. According to National Institute of Mental Health 1 in 4 adults suffer from a mental illness. There is no discrimination. It can affect people of any age, income, educational level, and cultural background, or gender.

All mental illnesses like many chronic illnesses, require ongoing treatment. Fortunately much progress has been made in the last two decades in treating mental illnesses. As a result many mental conditions can be effectively treated with one or a combination of the following treatments.

  • Medication
  • Psychotherapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Day Treatment or Partial Hospital Treatment
  • Specific therapies such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Therapy etc.

Talk to our psychiatrists and psychologists at Cadabam’s Hospitals to chalk out the best treatment plan for you.