26 Mar 2016
Anxiety Disorders

ANXIETY DISORDERS

Everyone feels nervous before social engagements, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders are different. This group of mental illnesses can keep you from living your life normally due to constant and overwhelming fear or worry.  Examples of anxiety disorders are panic attacks where overwhelming terror seems to strike at random, causing sweat, chest pain, and a feeling of having a heart attack. Another type of anxiety is social phobias where you feel highly self-conscious as though everyone is judging you, when facing everyday social situations.

All anxiety disorders share some general symptoms:

 

  • Panic or fear
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Fidgeting constantly, unable to be calm
  • Cold, sweaty, numb or tingling hands or feet
  • Shortness of breath or heart palpitations
  • Nausea or dizziness

 

When your life is compromised by anxiety, perhaps it is time to get help.


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22 Mar 2016
Stress Management

STRESS MANAGEMENT

Stress is actually a normal part of life involving a complex interaction between our mind, body, and environment. It keeps us alert and ready to react to things happening around us. But when someone faces continuous challenges without relief, and the stress is not managed well, he can have problems sleeping, headaches, illness and even depression. Too much stress overtaxes the natural resources of our body both physically and mentally. In fact, nearly one-in-three Americans experience extreme levels of stress, which negatively impact health and well-being, work, and relationships.

Three types of warning signs of too much stress are:

  • Physical warning signs, including weight changes, sleep disturbances, grinding teeth, back pain, and sweating or trembling hands.
  • Behavioral warning signs, including increased accidents, over-consumption of alcohol or drugs, and conflicts with others.
  • Psychological warning signs, including irritability, lack of emotional control, feeling overwhelmed, and crying spells.

Our clinicians can walk you through practical methods of daily tension relief exercises, discuss issues that may be better handled to decrease stress, and help you manage your well being.


Need advice?  Please call us at (410)757-2077 and book an appointment today, or request an appointment online.

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20 Mar 2016
Depression Treatment
DEPRESSION TREATMENT

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a person to have a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in life. Being depressed can make you feel helpless and trapped. Some people may feel generally miserable or unhappy without really knowing why. It affects how you think and behave and can lead to a variety of physical and emotional problems. Sometimes you may question whether life itself is worth living, or that normal day-to-day activities are a difficult struggle. It is more than a feeling of sadness over an unhappy event, and it may be hard if not impossible to “snap out of it” on your own.

Younger children may exhibit sadness, irritability, worry, aches and pains, or refusing to go to school. Teems may have negative feelings and feel worthless, have anger, poor performance or poor attendance at school, or feel misunderstood and be extremely sensitive. Older adults having depression often go undiagnosed and untreated, seen incorrectly as a normal part of growing older.

Depression is not a normal part of growing older, and it should never be taken lightly. Unfortunately, depression often goes undiagnosed and untreated in older adults, and they may feel reluctant to seek help. Symptoms of depression may be different or less obvious in older adults, such as:

Depression may require long-term treatments of psychotherapy, medication or both. Our cinicians can help you find the strength and motivation to be stronger and in control of your life again.


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