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.
It is normal for individuals to experience anxiety. At small levels, anxiety can improve functioning and awareness. However, some individuals experience high levels of anxiety and are unable to efficiently preform daily tasks due to excessive worry. Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive worry and anxiety that interferes with our day to day lives. Those who have this disorder often stress about work, school, finances, relationships, etc. Approximately 3% of the U.S. community has experience generalized anxiety disorder; and females are twice as likely to experience it. Characteristics of generalized anxiety disorder include:
- Excessive worry
- Difficulty controlling worry
- Feeling “on edge”
- Difficulty concentrating
- Muscle tension
- Sleep disturbances
Adults experiencing high levels of anxiety may struggle with:
- Work performance
- Emotional dysregulation
- Appetite changes
- Feelings of being overwhelmed
- Physical symptoms such as headaches or stomach pain
Unchecked anxiety may cause tension within the family. If kids are present, they may also experience second-hand anxiety or feelings of guilt or being overwhelmed. Anxiety may also lead to panic attacks (a physiological response resulting is shortness of breath, fear, chest pain, sweating, shaking, increased pulse, etc.) Generalized anxiety disorder can be addressed with therapy, neurofeedback, and bilateral stimulation (check out http://amyserin.com/inventor/ for more information on how to use touchpoints to calm your stress).
Anxiety can take over anyone’s life. But it doesn’t have to.
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