In recent years, mental health has been recognized by both health professionals and ordinary people as one of the main players to an individual’s progress in all aspects of life be it in their career, love life, or social life. It is alarming indeed to know that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), that suicide is recorded to be the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds. There have been many efforts to lower such numbers and clinical researches have gone beyond the confines of the hospitals to monitor the therapy progress of those patients who are battling depression, anxiety, and other forms of mental health issues. 

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Importance of mental health progress report

While medication is the known leading treatment for mental health disorders, how can monitoring help one to cope up with depression? What is the importance of making mental health assessment? If you are working with mental health disorder patients and don’t know how to start with your progress report, our free sample Mental Health Progress Note Samples can be downloaded for free.

1. Improved client motivation 

By conducting regular monitoring and taking note of the patient’s progress, effective communication management is being fostered and the need to shy away from medication will decrease. As a known medical condition, mental health disorder can definitely be treated as long as the patient himself recognizes that he has it. Through progress monitoring and reporting, these individuals see for themself of the real numbers of where they are at currently and what are the things they need to do to completely get rid of their condition. Being open to talks and lectures regarding their condition becomes their measuring tape of how they are towards being cured. By this, they become more participative in attending medical consultation visits, medications, and other activities deemed necessary for their improvement. By being open and engaging, they become more motivated in the whole treatment process and are looking forward to a new life free from mental health disorders. 

2. Detection of treatment effectivity

Making progress notes also helps therapists to identify the loopholes of the whole treatment process or is it the best treatment to give to particular patient cases. It is by determining at the early stages of the treatment which part of it is faulty that therapists can intervene right away and make changes on the whole treatment plan. By doing so, any possible deterioration or worsening of the clients can also be avoided. In fact, one contributing factor that the treatment is not as effective as expected is that when the patient is already showing signs of disinterest and low attendance calendar turnout in consultation sessions. 

3. Improved outcomes

Eventually, if the whole monitoring process has been successful in the early stages or even at its final stages, significant improvements on the client’s condition can be seen. The success or failure of the whole treatment plan can also be seen in the progress report where the therapist should carefully make sure that results are clearly stated and strong points along the process can be identified that contributed big to the process. The improvement of the client’s condition can also be observed through their responsivity and level of participation in every activity to cure them. Not only that therapists are taking the progress of their clients but it is also vital that clients are allowed to provide their feedback as well on the effectiveness of the whole treatment plan based on the progress that they can see in themselves. With that, they are given the chance to assess their therapist’s expertise and more importantly, their own progress as the ones undergoing the treatment. 

FAQs

What is psychological first aid (PFA)?

It is giving immediate assistance to individuals who might be suffering from mental health disorders through basic human interactions such as listening, attending to their needs, encouraging social interaction.

What is post-traumatic stress disorder?

A delayed response to an event in one’s life that is described as traumatic in nature.

What is a Generalized Anxiety disorder?

Anxiety described by its unpredictable occurrences in any environment the suffering individual is. It is characterized by complaints of persistent nervousness, trembling, muscular tensions, sweating, lightheadedness, palpitations, dizziness, and epigastric discomfort.

Mental health disorder is a serious thing to deal with as it directly attacks our most valuable asset as a living human being, our brain. If our brain is going through a drastic change, all our bodily functions are affected and it makes it hard for us to grasp reality. Just like any other medical condition, mental health disorder can be treated and the first step of its treatment is to accept that it is happening and it is not just a global stigma. 

 

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