In Columbia

Columbia, Missouri Mental Health Treatment Center Listings

Columbia is the fifth-largest city in Missouri and has an estimated population of 102,324. It is home to the University of Missouri. It has a very highly educated population, with approximately half its residents holding a bachelor’s degree. Studies consistently rank Columbia as a top city in which to live for education, health care, technology, economic growth, cultural opportunities and cost of living. The city has been ranked as high as the second-best place to live in the US by Money Magazine’s annual list and is regularly in the top 100.

Mental Health Issues in Columbia

Students and residents of this college town need to be concerned about mental health issues that can include things like borderline personality disorder or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Types of Mental Health Issues

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) generally affects adults, but can also be found in adolescents, so it is something that students can suffer from as well. It describes mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally high energy levels or mood and one or more depressive episodes. BPD sufferers often switch between idealizing and demonizing others. This, combined with mood disturbances, can undermine relationships with others. Typically, psychotherapy as well as medications are used to assist in managing these ups and downs.

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event resulting in psychological trauma. This event may involve the threat to one’s own or someone else’s life or physical or sexual safety, overwhelming the individual’s ability to cope. PTSD symptoms can include re-experiencing the original trauma(s) through flashbacks or nightmares.

Mental Health Treatment Options in Columbia

Treatment options are available to support students and city residents, and can alleviate much of the hardship associated with mental health problems.

Columbia Treatment Centers

Columbia, MO 65202
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Columbia, MO 65203
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