Common behavioral health conditions

Behavioral health resources to bookmark.

Our mental health can affect the ways we act, feel and think. Seeing a behavioral health provider can help us manage our mental health and well-being. We want to share our recommended readings and resources on behavioral health and, if you’re seeking support for the first time, here’s what you can expect for your first appointment.

  

Common behavioral health conditions

Anxiety

Learn about the symptoms of anxiety and get access to helpful tools.

  • Trembling or twitching
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sleep problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Restlessness
  • Worrying too much

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Depression

Learn about the causes and symptoms of depression like sadness and feelings of helplessness. This topic covers related illnesses like bipolar disorder and SAD, as well as looks at treatment options, like medication, counseling, and lifestyle choices. It also talks about suicidal thoughts and when to call a doctor.

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Healthy aging

Getting older is a natural part of life. If you take good care of your mind and body now, you can slow down or even prevent problems that often come with getting older.

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Trauma and grief

As a medic in Iraq, Tim was always in the midst of suffering. He treated soldiers with horrible wounds. He saw some die. Within one day of returning home, he faced another trauma. His father died of cancer. "He was my best friend for my whole life. That just threw my whole brain out of whack," Tim said.

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Dementia

Dementia is a loss of mental skills that affects your daily life. If you or a loved one has memory loss that is getting worse, see your doctor — it may be nothing to worry about. If it is dementia, treatment may help.

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Alzheimer’s disease

Mild memory loss is common in people older than 60. It may not mean that you have Alzheimer's disease. But if your memory is getting worse, see your doctor. If it is Alzheimer's, treatment may help.

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Substance abuse disorders

Many people think substance use disorder happen only to teens and younger adults. But all ages can have problems with drugs and alcohol, including older adults.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder

Learn more about the causes and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This topic looks at how treatment can help, the steps you can take, and discusses the most effective treatments — counseling and antidepressant medicines. This topic also includes stories from others in their own words.

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Sharp HealthCare resources

Classes, seminars and support groups

Sign up for a variety of support groups, classes and seminars to help you take care of your mental health and well-being.

Senior Resource Centers

Sharp Senior Resource Centers offer information and resources to assist older adults and caregivers with health needs.

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital

Older adult services at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital

Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatment programs for adults age 60 and older. The programs provide help with dementia, mood disorders, addiction and anxiety, among others.

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