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.

Mild Neurocognitive Disorder

Mild neurocognitive disorder is most commonly diagnosed in older age, with prevalence of 1-2% in those aged 65 and older and 30% in those 85 and older (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Mild neurocognitive disorder is characterized by documented evidence of cognitive decline and significant impairment in cognitive performance. Various complaints of memory impairment, mood changes, difficulty completing activities of daily living, problems with language, or difficulties with perceptual motor or social functioning may be reported. However, these individuals are still likely to be able to complete some activities of daily living without any assistance. Mild neurocognitive disorder can be attributed to many things including alcohol, illicit drugs, Alzheimer’s disease, HIV infections, traumatic brain injury, Lewy bodies, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or other medical conditions. This disorder is typically provided after standardized neuropsychological assessment, a mini mental status exam (MMSE), or Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF). Medications can often be provided to keep functioning relatively the same over time, but will not typically improve symptoms. Once diagnosed with mild neurocognitive disorder, the symptoms remain life-long, and monitoring of symptom stability or worsening is often required to best formulate a treatment course. There is promise in new techniques to reduce inflammation and improve brain efficiency including neuromodulation, photobiomodulation, and also specific cognitive training programs that may be able to slow the decline of mild neurocognitive disorder and restore some functioning to improve daily life.

American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.

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

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