Anxiety

All of us feel anxiety when placed in a stressful situation; in fact, it’s a normal feeling and helps one to cope. But some people worry excessively about everyday situations, and anxiety becomes a disabling disorder.

Those with an anxiety disorder experience chronic anxiety and exaggerated worry, even when there is little to provoke it. Their feelings of anxiety may also be accompanied by physical symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating and hot flashes.

Anxiety disorder can be effectively managed with the right combination of medications and psychotherapy, allowing those with the disorder to go one to leave productive, fulfilling lives.

If you think you or someone you know may have an anxiety disorder, contact us for a free psychiatric evaluation.

For more information on anxiety disorders, visit the National Institute of Mental Health.

Depression

Everyone feels sad now and again, but some people experience a severe unhappiness that interferes with everyday life, known as depression.

Depression affects men and women of all ages, including children, and can be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable or down in the dumps.

While no one knows the exact cause of depression, many researchers believe depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain that may be hereditary or triggered by the events in a person’s life. However, the condition may also occur in those with no family history.

Depression symptoms include the following:

  • Agitation, restlessness and irritability

  • Dramatic change in appetite, often with weight gain or loss

  • Extreme difficulty concentrating

  • Fatigue and lack of energy

  • Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness

  • Feelings of worthlessness, self-hate and inappropriate guilt

  • Inactivity and withdrawal from usual activities, a loss of interest or pleasure in activities that were once enjoyed (such as sex)

  • Thoughts of death or suicide

  • Trouble sleeping or excessive sleeping

A person with major depression usually exhibits five or more of the above symptoms for at least two weeks. Most people with depression benefit from antidepressant drug therapy, along with psychotherapy.

If you think you or someone you know may have depression, contact us for a free psychiatric assessment.

For more information on depression, visit the National Institutes of Health.

Grief

Grief is a normal, yet painful, reaction to a major loss. Grief may be caused by the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship or the diagnosis of an incurable illness, among many other experiences.

Everyone experiences grief in different ways, but there are five common steps in the grieving process:

  • Denial, disbelief, numbness

  • Anger, blaming others

  • Bargaining (for instance “If I am cured of this cancer, I will never smoke again.”)

  • Depressed mood, sadness and crying

  • Acceptance, coming to terms

Support from family, friends and others in the community can be an important factor in recovering from grief. Psychological counseling may also be helpful for a person experiencing grief.

For more information on grief, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Anger

Anger is an emotion that encompasses negative feelings such as hurt, frustration, annoyance or disappointment. Anger is a commonly and normally occurring emotion in all individuals that can be beneficial when expressed and managed correctly. However, anger can be detrimental to an individual’s physical and mental well-being should it be expressed excessively or inappropriately.

Excessive anger could be a sign of a larger behavioral problem, such as anxiety or depression. Anger that is left subdued and suppressed within individuals can negatively affect the way a person thinks and behaves. In addition to affecting a person’s mental well-being, anger can also have physical health consequences, such as cardiac problems, high blood pressure, headaches, skin disorders or digestive problems.

Treatment for anger is primarily focused on providing an individual with the tools necessary to effectively manage and positively express their anger.

For more information on anger, visit WebMD.

Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal thoughts are commonly a symptom of a larger behavioral health disorder. A person experiencing suicidal thoughts actively engages in thinking about mortality and mentally visualizes death and dying as it currently relates to them. According to Mental Health America, 90% of suicides are attributable to a mental illness, most often depression. In addition to depression, suicidal thoughts may also be a sign of one or more of the following behavioral health disorders or circumstances:

Treatment of patients experiencing suicidal thoughts and any of the disorders commonly associated with them focuses on evaluating the way in which the individual copes and providing them with a set of healthy and positive coping mechanisms.

For more information on alcohol or drug use, visit the Mayo Clinic

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