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Getting Help

Are you struggling with one of the mental health conditions below?

You can contact your general practitioner or us to discuss the treatment possibilities.

It's the first step towards improving your mental health.

Anxiety

Sleeping Problems

Depression

Trauma and PTSD

Anger Issues

Please note that the information provided on this website regarding common symptoms is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Everyone's health is unique and symptoms can be caused by a variety of factors. It is important to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional for proper evaluation and to receive a definitive diagnosis. Only a professional can make a diagnosis using appropriate tools and medical history.

Symptoms you might experience

Anxiety

It can come in many forms and colors. You might feel severely limited to engage in social situations, be overly concerned about things in life you were never before. You experience fear and it limits your quality of life.

Psychosomatic symptoms

This is the term for all bodily complaints that can not be explained by a physical cause, like for example headaches, muscle-pain and back pain. They are often a result of long-term stress.

Depression

You experience a low mood for longer periods of time. Things you enjoyed are not giving you joy anymore. You might sleep much more or much less.

Burnout

Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged and excessive stress. It is characterized by feelings of cynicism and detachment from work, decreased effectiveness and efficiency, and a lack of personal accomplishment. 

PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event, such as war, natural disaster, physical violence, or sexual assault. It can cause a range of symptoms, including re-experiencing the traumatic event through flashbacks or nightmares, avoidance of reminders of the trauma, negative changes in thoughts and feelings, and hyper-vigilance. PTSD can impact a person's daily life and relationships,

Relationship Struggles

Relationship struggles refer to difficulties experienced within personal and professional relationships that may result in negative emotions, communication issues, and a lack of fulfillment. These struggles can be caused by a range of factors, including emotional and psychological difficulties, conflicting expectations and values, and past experiences.

Body Dysmorphia

An intense and persistent preoccupation with perceived flaws or defects in one's appearance that are not noticeable or only slightly noticeable to others. This preoccupation can cause significant distress and interfere with daily functioning, leading to social isolation, depression, and anxiety.

Phobia

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by an intense, irrational, and persistent fear of specific objects or situations. The fear is usually out of proportion to the actual threat posed by the object or situation and can interfere with daily functioning. Common phobias include agoraphobia, social phobia, and specific phobias such as a fear of heights or of animals.

Our Exclusion Criteria 

1. Non-Provision of Third-Line Mental Health Care: Better Minds BV does not offer

highly specialized mental health care, commonly referred to as third-line mental health

care in the Netherlands. This level of care typically involves complex and chronic mental

health conditions requiring specialized, often hospital-based, treatments. Patients

requiring intensive psychiatric care, long-term psychotherapy for severe mental health

disorders, or those with conditions that necessitate multidisciplinary approaches beyond

the scope of specialized mental health care are advised to seek services elsewhere.

 

2. Forensic Psychiatry: Our services do not include forensic psychiatry, which involves

assessments and treatments within the criminal justice system. Individuals needing

psychological evaluation for legal purposes, court-ordered therapy, or treatment in a

secure psychiatric facility are not catered to by our institution.

 

3. Compulsory Treatment: We do not provide compulsory treatment services. Patients

who are under court-ordered care or require involuntary admission and treatment due to a

risk to themselves or others fall outside our service offerings.

 

4. Crisis and Inpatient Care: Our institution does not offer crisis intervention services or

inpatient care facilities. Individuals experiencing acute mental health crises or needing

round-the-clock care should seek immediate assistance from facilities equipped to

provide such levels of care.

 

5. Specific Mental Health Conditions: While Better Minds BV addresses a broad range of

mental health issues, there are specific conditions for which we do not provide direct

treatment. These include but are not limited to, schizophrenia and other psychotic

disorders. Our focus is on delivering outpatient psychological therapies for conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, and a range of other mental

health challenges that can be effectively managed in an outpatient setting.

 

6. Stay (inpatient) or Residential Treatment: Our services are designed for outpatient care, and as such, we do not offer residential or stay-in treatment options. Individuals requiring

continuous, live-in support should look for specialized residential treatment facilities.

Patients and referring professionals are encouraged to consult with our team for guidance if there is any uncertainty about the appropriateness of a referral based on these exclusion criteria. Our commitment is to ensure that all clients receive the most suitable care for their needs, even if it means recommending services outside Better Minds BV.

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