Other Comorbid Disorders

Co-Ocurring Disorders

What is Comorbidity?

Comorbidity is referred to the existence of more than one condition or disease occurring at the same time. In other words, there are at least 2 co-existing conditions at a time – for example chronic pain and depression. The conditions can consist of chronic medical illnesses, diseases, or problems; or the conditions can consist of any mental health disorder. Chronic medical conditions can often have a comorbid mental health disorder.

Can outpatient mental health services help

Receiving outpatient treatment for mental health issues can be very beneficial for those dealing with comorbidity. Treating a mental health disorder can improve a person’s ability to cope with their medical condition and minimize the possibility of mental health symptoms worsening with the medical symptoms.

Outpatient mental health services can assist in improving co-morbid conditions by learning different coping skills, focusing on strengths and abilities, changing negative thoughts and limiting beliefs, and learning how emotions and beliefs affect each medical condition. Outpatient mental health services can also teach mindfulness techniques. Practicing mindfulness can lower blood pressure, help cope with pain, and build a mind and body connection. Improving a person’s mental wellness can improve the person’s quality of life.

What are common comorbid conditions treated at Foundations Counseling Center?

At Foundations Counseling Center, the more common comorbid medical conditions that are treated include: fibromyalgia, heart disease, auto-immune disorders such as type one diabetes, and chronic pain. Foundations Counseling Center embraces a holistic approach ensuring that a person’s biological, psychological, emotional, and socio-environmental needs are addressed in treatment.

To schedule an appointment for an initial appointment, please call  (702) 240-8639. Our administrative team is ready to answer your phone call Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. If we are busy assisting other clients or away from our desk, we ask that you leave a message, and we will return your phone call within two business days. You may also reach us via email.

Your first appointment will be with a mental health provider. If you are a child or adolescent, your parent or guardian will be with you during this appointment. During this initial visit, your provider will explain the expectations of treatment and ask questions to get to know you. Your provider will also initiate an extensive Biopsychosocial Diagnostic Interview asking questions about your presenting problems, current living situation, family history, relationship history, medical history, academic/employment history, nutrition, lifestyle, and other pertinent information. This allows your provider to properly diagnose the issues, assess your current needs, and work with you to build an individualized treatment plan for future sessions.

Foundations Counseling Center is in-network with most insurances. Most policies include mental health benefits and pay for services, as long as treatment meets medical necessity. Others cover only a limited amount of sessions. Some insurance policies pay for 100% of the services. Others apply co-pays, co-insurances, and deductibles for services, leaving you financially responsible to pay a portion. Most insurance companies cover all mental health conditions. Others exclude certain diagnoses and certain outpatient services. It is best if you contact your insurance company to learn and understand the benefit details of your insurance coverage.