The Science Behind Mental Health
Treatment & Therapy
At Lumion, our mission is to offer hope and lasting relief, in a science-based, real-world environment of empathy and emotional support, for the treatment of mental health conditions.
The science behind mental health treatment has grown exponentially over the past two decades, thanks in large part to improved technology. In recent years, researchers have made many exciting discoveries about the function – and the causes for dysfunction – of the human brain.
They’ve identified genes linked to schizophrenia and discovered that certain brain abnormalities increase a person’s risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a distressing event. Others have zeroed in on anomalies associated with autism, including abnormal brain growth and underconnectivity among brain regions.
Combining such exciting new information with more traditional therapeutic options has led to some remarkable results in the potential for treatment of mental health disorders and conditions. The classic “Nature vs. Nurture” argument has been refueled, leading to new approaches and non-traditional solutions for cutting-edge treatments and therapies.