Mental Health Services for Active Duty Military
We are honored to serve active-duty military members. We understand the unique challenges that military personnel face and are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care. We serve all 5 branches of the US military: Airforce, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, & Navy.
Our team of experienced mental health professionals has a deep understanding of the unique needs of military populations and is committed to providing culturally sensitive care. We are proud to offer innovative treatments, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), to help our patients achieve their best possible mental health.
We are grateful for the service and sacrifice of military personnel and are committed to supporting them on their journey to optimal mental health and well-being.
We Accept Tricare
At our clinic, we are pleased to accept Tricare and Triwest for mental health and psychiatric services. Tricare and Triwest are healthcare programs that serve active-duty military personnel, retired military personnel, and their families. We understand the unique challenges that military members face and are committed to providing them with the highest quality mental health care.
By accepting Tricare and Triwest, we are able to make our services more accessible to military members and help them get the care they need. If you are a military member seeking mental health or psychiatric services, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to support you and your family’s well-being.
TMS Treatment for Active Duty Military
Our clinic makes it a priority to provide active duty military members with the best transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) treatment experience possible.
Delivering a great experience and good results begins inside our organization. Every day, our highly educated and skilled staff puts your treatment and experience first, which has helped us become the TMS provider of choice for many veterans here in the El Paso area.
TMS is an FDA-approved treatment for Major Depressive Disorder. It uses magnetic waves to stimulate the brain. TMS treatment for depression entails 36 session over 7 to 8 weeks. These sessions happen Monday through Friday. The typical treatment session only lasts 30 minutes with little to no side effects.
Military Life and its Unquie Challenges
Military members may face unique challenges that can affect their mental health, well-being, and their families. Some of these challenges include:
Deployment: Military members may be deployed overseas for extended periods of time, which can be difficult for them and their families. Deployment can be a stressful and isolating experience, and it can be especially challenging for military members who may be exposed to traumatic events. Deployment can also be hard on families, who may have to cope with the emotional stress of being separated from a loved one.
Stress related to the demands of military life: Military members may face stress related to the demands of military life, such as long hours, frequent relocation, and the possibility of being deployed to a combat zone. This stress can have a negative impact on mental health and well-being.
Risk of injury or death: Military members also face the risk of injury or death while on duty, which can be a source of stress and anxiety for them and their families.
Coping with trauma: Military members may also be exposed to traumatic events, such as combat, which can have a lasting impact on mental health. Coping with these events can be difficult and may require the support of mental health professionals.
Adjusting to civilian life: Military members may also face challenges when transitioning back to civilian life, as they may have to adjust to new roles and responsibilities. This transition can be difficult and may require support from mental health professionals.
It is important for military members and their families to be aware of these challenges and seek support if needed to maintain mental health and well-being.
Common Mental Health Issues in Active-Duty Military
According to research, the most common mental health issues affecting active-duty military members include:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): PTSD is a mental health condition that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event, such as combat. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the prevalence of PTSD among active-duty military members is estimated to be around 11-20%.
Depression: Depression is a common mental health condition characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness. According to the Department of Defense, the prevalence of depression among active-duty military members is estimated to be around 5-20%.
Substance abuse: Substance abuse, including the use of drugs and alcohol, is also a common problem among active-duty military members. According to the Department of Defense, the prevalence of substance abuse among active-duty military members is estimated to be around 5-15%.
Anxiety: Anxiety is a common mental health condition characterized by feelings of worry and fear. According to the Department of Defense, the prevalence of anxiety among active-duty military members is estimated to be around 5-15%.
It is important for active-duty military members to be aware of these mental health issues and seek support if needed. Mental health treatment can be effective in helping military members manage their symptoms and improve their overall well-being.
Some of Our Mental Health Services
Our providers, Alfredo H. Arellano and Eduardo Mariscal, treat mental health disorders in adults using medications. To avoid side effects, they use the latest medications in the smallest doses.Modern psychopharmacology is one part of how our clinic provides you with innovative and effective care.
Our clinic conducts psychological tests to aid in diagnoses and treatment planning. These tests may involve assessing personality, mood, behavior, and many other important factors. We have trained and experience testing technicians to make sure your experience is positive.