Mental Health

Mental Health services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

Mental Health

If you or someone you care about struggles with mental health, turn to Point of View Mental Health in Scottsdale, Arizona, where mental health expert Thomas Pearson, PA-C, can provide a thorough assessment and a customized treatment plan. Making an appointment is a phone call or click away.

What is mental health?

Mental health refers to a state of emotional, psychological, and social well-being in which you can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and contribute to your community. 

It involves various aspects of life, including:

  • Thoughts
  • Feelings
  • Behaviors
  • Relationships
  • Overall functioning

Good mental health enables you to navigate challenges, maintain resilience in the face of adversity, and enjoy a fulfilling life.

What causes mental health issues?

Mental health issues can stem from a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. 

Biological factors may include imbalances in your brain chemistry or neurological functioning, while genetic predispositions can increase the likelihood of certain mental health conditions.

Environmental factors, such as trauma, abuse, neglect, or significant life changes, can also contribute to the development of mental health issues. 

In addition, social determinants of health, including socioeconomic status, access to resources, discrimination, and social support networks, play a significant role in shaping your mental well-being.

What conditions can mental health address?

There are a wide range of mental health conditions, each with its unique symptoms, causes, and treatment approaches. 

Common mental health disorders include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar disorder)
  • Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia)
  • Personality disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (such as ADHD)

These conditions can significantly impact your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and overall quality of life.

How are mental health issues treated?

At Point of View Mental Health, treatment for mental health issues addresses the biological, psychological, and social factors contributing to the condition. 

Thomas uses psychotherapy, or talk therapy, as a fundamental component of treatment. It explores and addresses underlying issues to help you develop coping strategies and promote emotional regulation and resilience. 

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), interpersonal therapy, and psychodynamic therapy are among the various therapeutic practices utilized in mental health treatment.

Thomas may also implement medication management to alleviate symptoms of certain mental health disorders, particularly when combined with therapy. Psychiatric medications, such as antidepressants, mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, and anti-anxiety medications, can help regulate your brain chemistry and reduce symptoms.

Lifestyle modifications, such as regular exercise, adequate sleep, healthy nutrition, stress management techniques, and social support, can play a role as well. 

Peer support groups, self-help resources, and community-based programs can also provide valuable support and encouragement.