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We realize you and your loved ones are more than a label. Using common diagnostic terms can aid understanding and help guide treatment solutions.

Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder appears in approximately 7% of the United States population in children, adolescents and adults. The prevalence of social anxiety disorder decreases with age, occurring most in adolescents and young adults. In children, the anxiety must be present with peers as well as adults for this diagnosis. The most common feature of social anxiety disorder is heightened fear or anxiety which almost always appears in one or most social situations, therefore being avoided or endured. There is a feeling of being negatively evaluated or not performing by the individual. These symptoms appear for at least 6 months or more. Those with social anxiety may have difficulty interpreting facial expression and their own emotional response.

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Alves, N. & Bezerra, I., Gomes, R., & R., Rodrigues, M., & Machado-de-Sousa, J., & Lima Osório, F. & Crippa, J. (2016). Facial emotion recognition in social anxiety: The influence of dynamic information. Psychology & Neuroscience. 9. 1-11. 10.1037/pne0000042.

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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