Disorders We Treat

Disorders We Treat

Treatment begins with an initial diagnostic evaluation to review your present concerns and a history of your physical and mental health.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – is characterized by inattentive, hyperactive, and combined types.  Once known to many as ADD, it now has different categorization.  This disorder has a typical childhood-onset and consists of six or more symptoms for children up to 16 years old and five or more symptoms for individuals 17 years old to adults that have negatively impacted academic, social, or occupational functioning.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – is persistent deficits in communication, social interaction, difficulties in the area of restricted, repetitive, or sensory behaviors.  ASD can range from mild (high-functioning) to severe.  Children with ASD often have co-morbid symptoms of anxiety, social anxiety, and/or OCD. 

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) – is characterized by an irritable mood, argumentative and defiant behavior, aggression, and vindictiveness that last more than six months and cause significant problems at home or school.  ODD usually begins before ages seven to eight years old, lacks respect or recognization for adult authority, and a combination of environmental and genetic factors contributes to a child’s issues.

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) – occurs in children or adolescents who experience ongoing irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts. The symptoms of DMDD go beyond a “bad mood.” DMDD symptoms are severe. Youth with DMDD experience significant problems at home, at school, and often with peers. They also tend to have high rates of health care service use, hospitalization, and school suspension, and they are more likely to develop other mood disorders.

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)- is characterized by a persistently depressed mood and long-term loss of pleasure or interest in life, often with other symptoms such as disturbed sleep, feelings of guilt or inadequacy, and suicidal thoughts for two weeks.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)- is a common disorder that can occur at any age and can interfere with daily activities.  The condition has symptoms similar to panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other types of anxiety. These symptoms include constant worry, restlessness, and trouble with concentration.

Conduct Disorder is a serious behavioral and emotional disorder that can occur in children and teens. A child with this disorder may display a pattern of disruptive and violent behavior and have problems following rules.  Categorized as:  

  • Aggressive behavior: These behaviors threaten or cause physical harm and may include fighting, bullying, being cruel to others or animals, using weapons, and forcing another into sexual activity.
  • Destructive behavior involves intentional destruction of property, such as arson (deliberate fire-setting) and vandalism (harming another person’s property).
  • Deceitful behavior may include repeated lying, shoplifting, or breaking into homes or cars to steal.
  • Violation of rules involves going against accepted rules of society or engaging in behavior that is not appropriate for the person’s age. These behaviors may include running away, skipping school, playing pranks, or being sexually active at a very young age.

Social Anxiety Disorder- is an intense, persistent fear of being watched and judged by others. This fear can affect work, school, and your other day-to-day activities. It can even make it hard to make and keep friends.  Some people with the disorder do not have anxiety in social situations but have performance anxiety instead. They feel physical anxiety symptoms in situations such as giving a speech, playing a sports game, dancing, or playing a musical instrument on stage.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – is characterized by repetitive, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and irrational, excessive urges to do specific actions (compulsions).  OCD often centers on themes such as a fear of germs or the need to arrange objects in a specific manner. Symptoms usually begin gradually and vary throughout life.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder- is developed by triggered by a terrifying event.  Either they are experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Bipolar Disorder I & II- Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).  Manic episodes may include symptoms such as high energy, reduced need for sleep, and loss of touch with reality. Depressive episodes may include symptoms such as low energy, low motivation, and loss of interest in daily activities. Mood episodes last days to months and may also be associated with suicidal thoughts

Schizophrenia- is characterized by thoughts or experiences appearing out of touch with reality, such as disorganized speech or behavior, delusional thoughts, hallucinations, and decreased participation in daily activities.  Difficulty with concentration and memory may also be present.  The most common onset of this disorder is late adolescence to early adulthood, and late-onset may be seen in middle-aged adults.

Whether it’s Huntington’s Disease, Lyme Disease, Neurosyphilis, HIV, or Dementia with behavioral disturbances.  We will assist with finding a resolution to your mental health issues.

Other Important Mental Health Services

After you’ve completed your initial visit and we have developed your personal plan of care, you will have

  • ADHD testing is offered on-site via FDA-approved T.O.V.A. testing to receive fast and convenient results. 
  • An injection clinic is available for those who need long-acting injectable (LAI) medications to stabilize Bipolar Disorders,  Schizoaffective, or Schizophrenia Disorders.
  • MAT treatment for alcohol or opioid abuse- involves treatment agreement and strict guidelines.
  • We have in-house lab collections, immediate urine drug screen monitoring, and processing of lab results for most labs within 24 hours.

Convenient Primary Care services allow patients to come in for 

  • Physicals, school, kindergarten, college, sports, and DOT physicals.  
  • Services for hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes monitoring.   
  • Sick visits include treating urinary tract, sinus, and ear infections, bronchitis, pink eye, contact dermatitis (skin rashes), influenza test and treatment, and COVID tests.  

Leave of Absence and Disability from school, college, and employment is evaluated on a case by case basis.  There is a fee of $20 to complete employment-related forms.  

We have school medication administration forms on file for all school systems and will complete these upon request. 

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