We have all experienced some form of nervousness or stimulation when faced with a difficult task, adjusting to something new, or even going on a first date. However, these feelings become problematic when they are intensified, prolonged, and begin to affect your daily functioning. For example, people who experience anxiety report an overwhelmed and chronic sense of worry and fear that almost hijacks their ability to focus clearly and function in a healthy manner. People with anxiety describe racing, uncontrollable, and obsessive thoughts as well as trouble sleeping and an inability to remain calm. They also describe feelings of uneasiness along with a sense of emptiness, especially in the stomach region of the body. Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in the United States, in fact 1 out of 5 Americans experience anxiety disorder. Please feel free to contact me for a complimentary phone consultation.
Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
In adults, ADHD is described as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. Those struggling with ADHD often experience chronic forgetfulness, anxiety, difficulty with employment, procrastination, addiction, poor organization skills, chronic boredom, difficulty concentrating when reading, mood swings, depression and relationship problems. Typically people who experience ADHD might either be withdrawn and isolate or they are overly social and dislike being alone. Please feel free to contact me for a complimentary phone consultation.
Sometimes in our lives we feel persistent sadness and hopelessness as though nothing can help lift our mood. When this happens, we may start to lose pleasure in activities that were once enjoyable, lose or gain weight, have trouble with a lack of or excessive amounts of sleep, or experience fatigue, restlessness, and a loss of energy. Sometimes feelings of guilt are experienced along with crying spells and agitation. Distressful thoughts are comparable to having a cold. If one has a cold and does not intervene with an effective antidote, then it could progress to something more serious, such as pneumonia. Similarly, if distressful thoughts are not managed in an effective and healthy manner at the beginning stages, they can spiral into depression. Statistics suggest that 1 out of 6 Americans will experience depression at some time in their lives. Therefore, if you experience depressive symptoms, know that you are not alone. Please feel free to contact me for a complimentary consult.
Addictions are described as engaging in a mood altering substance or behavior regardless of the harmful consequences. People might be drawn to use a substance or behavior as a way to mentally or physically escape during a difficult time, to fill a void, or to alleviate anxiety. Those struggling with addictions experience impaired control and preoccupation regarding the substance or behavior that results in a physiological dependence that can disrupt daily functioning. Substance addictions include, but are not limited to, the use of alcohol and drugs ([including prescription use); and “process addictions” that can include, but are not limited to, gambling, work, food, sex, internet, gaming, and exercise. Addiction is a complex illness that includes both physical and psychological symptoms affecting not only the person involved, but their family, friends and social environment too. Please feel free to contact me for a complimentary phone consultation.
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