CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Let us simplify what may otherwise seem complicated.
We realize you and your loved ones are more than a label. Using common diagnostic terms can aid understanding and help guide treatment solutions.
Anxiety disorders are currently the most prevalent form of mental illness in the United States.
Approximately 40 million, or 18% of the U.S. population suffer from an anxiety disorder.
Phobias, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder are all anxiety disorders.
Anxiety is characterized by ongoing worry and physical symptoms of stress such as increased heart rate, sweaty palms, or chest tightness. Anxiety can be triggered either be internal (thoughts) or external (environmental) situations or objects.
Those with anxiety often find it difficult to control and therefore attempt to reduce the anxiety through various forms with little success.
Symptoms of anxiety disorders can include:
- Greater fatigue than usual,
- Poor concentration,
- Sleep disturbance,
- Or muscle pain.
While all people will experience anxiety or worry at some point in their life, problems with functioning because of anxiety at work, school, or at home may indicate that someone is suffering with an anxiety disorder.
Our integrative approaches address all forms of anxiety. In many cases, anxiety can be curable, even if there is a genetic family history of anxiety.
Treatments for anxiety can include:
- Non-invasive stimulation,
- Alternative therapies,
- Relaxation training,
- And other methods.
Serin Center specialists can determine an integrative treatment plan during an initial consult that is specifically tailored to a person’s situation and history.
More on the science of anxiety:
Neuroimaging studies of anxiety suggest poor connectivity between the amygdala (the emotional center of the brain responsible for igniting the body’s “fight, flight or freeze” stress response and the prefrontal cortex) which is associated with regulating emotions (Patriquin & Matthew, 2017). This stress response is part of the autonomic nervous system response, meaning it’s automatic, which is why anxiety is often difficult to control.
Many forms of treatment including neurofeedback, EMDR/CBT therapy, BLAST technology, and psychopharmacology are helpful in treating and reducing symptoms.
Patriquin, M. A., & Matthew, S. J. (2017). The neurobiological mechanisms of generalized anxiety disorder and chronic stress. Chronic Stress, 1, 1-10. Doi:10.1177/2470547017703993
What We Don’t Treat
We are not an emergency clinic. We are an outpatient provider so we do not have inpatient facilities. We are not a hospital and do not provide detox services for addictions. We do not treat schizophrenia or brain disorders related to advancing age such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. We are not contracted with any court system and do not provide court ordered services related to child custody or other matters.
ADHD affects 11% of school-age children (4-17) and symptoms continue into adulthood in more than 75% of children. Boys are over twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD (13.3%) compared to girls (5.6%)
Source: National Resource Center on ADHD