What are disorders?

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Mental disorders (or mental illnesses) are conditions that affect your thinking, feeling, mood, and behavior. They may be occasional or long-lasting (chronic). They can affect your ability to function each day and live a productive life. 

How are they diagnosed?

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The steps to getting a diagnosis include gathering a life history, a thorough evaluation of current symptoms. day to day functioning, medical history, and possibly psychological tests. You will answer questions about your thinking, feelings, and behaviors.

How do I get treated?

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Once you have an accurate diagnosis, you and your provider will work on a treatment plan just for you. This may include group therapy, out of office and home visits, as well as family therapy. We will collaborate with you to determine treatment frequency.  Our staff may suggest evaluations from other professionals including physicians or psychiatrists when appropriate. 

Disorders We Treat

OCD & Related

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The OC Related Disorders are a group of conditions sharing common symptoms, yet differ in important ways. OCD is the most commonly known with 1 in 100 adults and 1 in 200 children diagnosed. 


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Anxiety

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Anxiety Disorders share common experiences of excessive worry, fear, and avoidance. Although anxiety is a universal human emotion, an anxiety disorder interferes with daily life.  Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition affecting 40 million adults in the U.S.

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Childhood

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Disorders that begin in childhood are often difficult to identify and separate from typical development. Our staff is trained in a variety of childhood disorders. Parent and family coaching is an integral component of therapy.

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Mood

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Mood disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, and dysthymia. Symptoms of mood disorders can often be hidden or expressed in more complex ways. Approximately 21% of US adults experience a mood disorder at some point in their life. 

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Eating

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Eating disorders involve a disruption in healthy eating patterns as well as negative body image, compulsive behaviors, and avoidance of daily activities.  Eating disorders can lead to serious medical conditions if left untreated. 

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Other Disorders

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We treat a variety of other conditions, including personality disorders, insomnia, stress, and lesser known disorders like Olfactory Reference Syndrome.

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