CONDITIONS TREATED

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DEPRESSION

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness. There are various forms of depression: major depression, clinical depression, postpartum depression, and manic depression. All lead to behavioral or physical symptoms.

SYMPTOMS

  • Repeatedly reliving the event or trauma
  • Avoiding reminders of the trauma, i.e.
  • places, events, objects
  • Panic attacks when thinking of event
  • Being constantly on guard, paranoia, mistrust
  • Detachment from family and friends

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repeated thoughts, urges, and mental images that cause one to engage in ritualized, repeated behaviors. Some individuals may also experience a tic disorder—repeated, sudden muscle movements including sounds.

 

SYMPTOMS

  • Obsessive hand washing, fear of germs and contamination
  • Repeatedly checking on things
  • Having things symmetrical or in perfect order
  • Aggressive thoughts towards others or self
  • Unwanted, forbidden or taboo thoughts involving sex, religion, or harm
  • Compulsive counting

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS
DISORDER (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event. PTSD causes flashbacks or uncontrollable thoughts of the traumatic event, nightmares, and severe anxiety.

SYMPTOMS

  • Repeatedly reliving the event or trauma
  • Avoiding reminders of the trauma, i.e. places, events, objects
  • Panic attacks when thinking of event
  • Being constantly on guard, paranoia, mistrust
  • Detachment from family and friends
  • Difficulty sleeping, concentrating, irritability, angry outbursts, aggressive behavior
  • Overwhelming guilt or shame

GENERAL ANXIETY DISORDER

General Anxiety Disorder is an excessive, ongoing anxiety and worry about everyday routine events. Daily life becomes a constant state of worry, fear or dread. The worry is often unrealistic or exaggerated and dominates the person’s thoughts and behavior.

SYMPTOMS

  • Uncontrollable, excessive, ongoing worry and tension
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Expecting the worst
  • Inability to relax
  • Easily irritated
  • Difficulty concentrating, mind goes blank

BIPOLAR DISORDER

Bipolar Disorder (manic with refractory depression) is a mood disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder. People with this disorder experience extreme mood swings from deep depression to extreme energized behavior (known as manic episodes).

SYMPTOMS

  • Increased talkativeness
  • Racing thoughts, poor attention
  • Increased risk taking (risky sexual behavior, spending money, etc.)
  • Changes in sleep patterns and eating habits
  • Deep depression
  • Lack of energy and motivation
  • Feeling worthless, guilt
  • Suicidal thoughts

FIBROMYALGIA

Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder that intensifies the way the brain processes pain, resulting in hypersensitive pain receptors. The
results are widespread pain, fatigue, discomfort and “fibro fog” which impairs the ability to focus or pay attention.

SYMPTOMS

  • Widespread constant pain throughout the entire body
  • Fatigue, waking up tired, sleep disrupted by pain
  • Trouble focusing (“fibro fog”), difficulty concentrating
  • Depression or anxiety

SUICIDAL IDEATION

Suicidal Ideation is defined by having a preoccupation with suicidal thoughts. These thoughts can be intensified when accompanied by
mental illness such as depression or bipolar disorder. Active suicidal ideation involves not only a wish to die but also a plan of action to carry

SYMPTOMS

  • Withdrawing from others, avoiding social contact
  • Speaking about death, dying
  • Increased risky behaviors including drugs and alcohol abuse
  • Belief that suicide is the only remedy to end emotional pain
  • Feeling hopeless, self-loathing

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

A chronic pain condition that usually affects one limb and is most often caused by an injury. This pain is characterized as out of proportion to the original injury.

SYMPTOMS

  • Injured limb has intense throbbing or burning pain
  • Moving or touching the affected limb is often intolerable
  • Changes in skin temperature, color, or texture
  • Muscle spasms, local swelling, joint tenderness
  • Pain may involve or spread to other areas of the body

Migraines / Headaches

A migraine is an intense, throbbing headache that usually affects one side of the head. Migraines are often triggered by environment, stress, hormones, and many other factors. Migraines occur most frequently in women and affect day to day activity.

SYMPTOMS

  • Pounding, throbbing pain affecting the whole head or shifting from side to side
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
  • Fatigue, dizziness
  • Loss of appetite

Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition that leads to persistent, intense pain that can fluctuate throughout the day. Often due to injury or disease, the nerves involved within the sensory system send altered signals to other pain centers, including the brain and spinal cord. This disrupted communication can lead to sensations of numbness and pain.

SYMPTOMS

  • Shooting, burning, intense pain
  • Tingling and numbness or “pins and needles” feeling
  • Evoked pain caused by normal activities such as cold weather, or touch
  • Spontaneous pain with no source or trigger