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There are a number of negative ramifications associated with not getting treatment for a mental health disorder. Certainly, mental health disorders will have specific types of risks or effects that occur as a result of not being addressed. All mental health disorders have the potential for general negative effects occur if left untreated.
According to the books Kaplan and Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry and Chronic Mental Illness and the Changing Scope of Intervention, Diagnosis, and Treatment these general effects include the following.
Because the consequences of a long-term untreated mental health issue are potentially severe, it is extremely important to be able to recognize the signs and get help as soon as possible. If you suspect a loved one is struggling with an untreated mental health disorder, consult with a licensed mental health clinician or physician before attempting to approach the person. Getting constructive advice and assistance from such individuals can be very useful in uncovering the particular issue, helping the person realize that they have a serious problem, and assisting the person in seeking formal treatment for their substance use disorder. Not addressing a mental health disorder will only result in the disorder getting worse, the potential to develop other issues or conditions, and other serious ramifications that may be result in permanent disability.