Description Of Clinical Problem Of Mental Health Care

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Description of Clinical Problem
Living in a rural area has some drawbacks but misconceptions as well. Urban living makes seeking specialized treatment physically and/or mentally easier to obtain and an individual can have multiple choices. With the advancement of technology, living in rural areas does not mean that consumers cannot have the same access. Transportation to mental health follow up appointments can be challenging for rural consumers especially the elderly. Therefore, access can be challenging but with the education of consumers and their families, today consumers have a choice of whether or not to seek mental health services. In the rural areas, there are many primary physicians. The primary physicians can be the catalysts for ensuring consumers that require mental health follow up continue their care. Like follow up for physical care, there is significant non-adherence to mental health follow up care.
Non-adherence to mental health care can be due to multiple issues. Family and community support can play a significant role in adherence to recommended mental health care. In spite of increase knowledge of importance of seeking mental health services and complying with prescribed regimen, consumers still express embarrassment in being seen or known for receiving mental health care. In a recent article, the authors found that adherence to mental health treatment can be affected by culture, mental illness, and side effects of treatments (Bener, Dafeeah, &…

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