Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
A leading mental health treatment center in South Florida is expanding their focus on case management in light of new considerations in mental health. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center is a mental health treatment facility that has gained notoriety since opening its doors in November 2012. This year they are taking action to address mental health in seniors and Baby Boomers, demographics who have special considerations for treatment.
“Personalized treatment is the best thing we can offer to our clients,” said Ben Brafman, founder and CEO of the Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Treatment Center. “Different age groups face unique challenges, so it’s important that we specialize our case management and treatment plans.”
Older individuals are subject to higher risk for a number of mental health disorders, such as depression, addiction, dementia, memory loss, and anxiety. They often develop mental illnesses in part due to age-related issues such as loneliness, loss, or aging. A recent University of Chicago study revealed that loneliness could actually be more dangerous than obesity among seniors, as the side effects can touch many different aspects of life.
“We don’t treat depression in an 80-year-old woman the same way we would treat it in a 20-year-old man,” said Brafman, a longtime behavioral health expert. “We have to look at the bigger picture to identify which factors have contributed to the mental illness before we can work on treating them.”
The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center provides comprehensive treatment that goes much deeper than addressing the symptoms of mental illness. The programs focus on treating the diagnoses themselves, their causes, and the symptoms. This is done through a combination of psychotherapy, support groups, lifestyle considerations, and medication as needed.
“Our case management support is designed in personal consultations with each client,” said Brafman. “A mental health professional will meet with you after you complete your treatment program to determine the best way of going forward. We have now expanded to include case management programs that are specifically geared towards seniors and Baby Boomers.”
Case management can be very flexible to meet individual needs, whether a client is in a private residence or a communal residential facility. High quality case management can help a client re-assess their recovery strategy, adjusting it as necessary based on how they are progressing. With the mental health treatment center’s expansion, seniors can take comfort in knowing that their program is designed specifically for their needs.
The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center is a full service mental health facility located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dedicated to helping individuals who suffer from mental illness find a path to living better, The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center offers a mental health program and support for a wide variety of mood and thought disorders including: depression, anxiety disorders, anger management, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. For more information on mental health treatment please contact The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center at 1-888-205-2775 or online at http://www.mentalhealthcenter.org.