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Common Psychiatric and Behavioral disorders

” assessments to identify your anxiety’s root cause assessments Depression

suffering from Depression can affect your work performance and damage your relationships. Our experts in psychopharmacology, Henry Kaggwa, PMHNP-BC, and the experienced providers at Assured Hope Community Health, offer holistic, integrative therapies to address Depression. Don’t let Depression prevent you from living an entire productive life. Schedule an evaluation for Depression with a skilled expert by calling our office in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, today or make an appointment online.

Major Depressive disorder

Major depressive disorder, usually referred to simply as”depression, Schedule affects 11 million adults in the United States, as the National Institute of Mental Health estimates.

When you suffer from Depression, you experience overwhelming negative emotions, such as sorrow, hopelessness, or worthlessness. These can create a lack of interest in daily activities, low self-esteem, and difficulties in work and personal relationships.

Causes of Depression

Depression may arise after a specific, negative experience, but this is to end your sleepless nights is always the case. Many people experience Depression without having a triggering experience.

Why some people are susceptible to Depression isn’t yet fully understood. Still, studies have shown that chemical imbalances in the brain, hormonal imbalances, and vitamin or nutrient deficiencies can contribute to the condition.

You’re more likely to experience Depression if you have the following risk factors:

 

  • Family history of Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • History of physical or sexual abuse, neglect, and other types of trauma
  • Chronic severe illness

 

Marginalized groups and economically vulnerable people also have an increased risk of Depression. It also affects more women than men.

Depression Symptoms

The primary symptoms of Depression are overwhelming negative emotions, including sadness, guilt, worthlessness, or hopelessness. Additional symptoms associated with the conditions include:

 

  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased libido
  • Reduced appetite
  • Anxiety, irritability, or agitation
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self-harming behaviors

 

Depression is also linked to physical symptoms, such as headaches, backaches, or digestive issues.

 Treatments for Depression 

Because Depression presents differently in each patient, the Assured Hope Community Health expert providers design customized treatment plans to address your needs. Your provider may recommend the following:

 

  • Psychotherapy or counseling
  • Family or group therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Nutritional and lifestyle changes
  • Psychopharmacology/medication management
  • ECT, TMS, Ketamine 

 

What is Anxiety? 

I worry fear or panic interferes with your daily life and personal relationships on an ongoing basis; you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 5.7% of adults in the United States will experience an anxiety disorder at some point. Our experienced Assured Hope Community Health team offers holistic, integrative therapies to treat anxiety. To free yourself from debilitating anxiety, schedule an evaluation by calling the office in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, today or by making an appointment online.

Anxiety Disorders

An anxiety disorder is a mental health condition that causes nervousness, fear, or worry. These feelings are typically persistent, overwhelming, and difficult to control.

There are several kinds of anxiety disorders, including:

 

  • Generalized anxiety disorder: excessive anxiety without an apparent cause
  • Social anxiety disorder: overwhelming self-consciousness in everyday social circumstances
  • Panic disorder: terror and panic attacks that cause physical symptoms that arise without an obvious reason
  • Specific phobias: intense fear of a particular object or situation, such as insects or flying in a plane

 

Anxiety disorders can interfere with daily activities, work, and interpersonal relationships. They can also have an impact on your physical health. If you experience overwhelming anxiety, seeing a qualified mental health professional for an evaluation is a good idea.

Symptoms of Anxiety 

Different types of anxiety disorders present various symptoms. However, some anxiety symptoms are common to most types of anxiety disorders, such as:

 

  • Excessive, constant worry, nervousness, or fear
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty remaining calm
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Increased heart rate
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating, weakness, or trembling
  • Digestive problems

 

The compassionate providers at Assured Hope Community Health have experience treating all types of anxiety disorders.

Treating Anxiety

To identify the disorder causing your anxiety symptoms, your expert at Assured Hope Community Health, LLC performs a comprehensive evaluation and carefully reviews your health history. They may also request recent medical and physical assessments to identify the root cause of your anxiety.

When your evaluation is complete, your provider designs a custom treatment plan to meet your needs. Depending on the type and severity of your anxiety disorder, your personalized treatment plan may include customized:

 

  • Psychotherapy or counseling
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Exposure therapy
  • Anti-anxiety the following antidepressant medications affect.
  • Nutritional and lifestyle changes
  • Psychopharmacology/medication management

 

With time and treatment, you can overcome anxiety and restore your ability to enjoy activities and social interactions.

If nervousness, panic, or phobias affect your quality of life, don’t hesitate to schedule an evaluation with a caring provider at Assured Hope Community Health, LLC. Call the office today or make an appointment online.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 

An estimated one in every 11 people will be diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, in their lifetime. PTSD affects both veterans and civilians and can have a devastating impact on your life and personal relationships. Fortunately, PTSD can be treated successfully. The skilled team at Assured Hope Community Health, LLC offers holistic, integrative therapies to address PTSD. Impact the debilitating symptoms of PTSD, schedule an evaluation by calling the office in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, today, or Withoutresolve by making an appointment online.

What is PTSD? 

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health condition characterized by severe anxiety, flashbacks, and disruptive emotions following a traumatic experience.

Once known as “shell shock” and “combat fatigue,” PTSD was first identified in veterans after World War II. While it is often identified with combat experience, PTSD can arise from many types of trauma, such as:

 

  • Violent physical assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Witnessing violent or traumatic acts
  • Discovering the body of a loved one
  • Disasters such as fire or earthquakes
  • Automobile accidents
  • Life-threatening experiences

 

PTSD occurs in people of all ages, and women are more likely to develop PTSD than men.

 Symptoms of PTSD 

Most people who experience a traumatic event will have fear, anger, and other negative emotions for a while. This is because referred these feelings don’t go away after a reasonable amount of time or worsen, which may indicate the presence of PTSD.

PTSD can cause a wide range of for each patient. Symptoms common in many cases of PTSD include:

 

  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Vivid, involuntary memories or flashbacks
  • Distressing dreams
  • Angry outbursts
  • Easy startle response
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Avoiding reminders of the traumatic event, such as people or places
  • Negative thoughts and feelings about yourself and others

 

PTSD triggers a flight or, However, when a response, which can cause physical symptoms like increased blood pressure or heart rate. Over time this can affect your physical health.

PTSD Treatment Approaches 

The caring, experienced providers at Assured Hope Community Health, LLC design customized treatment plans to address your different symptom assessments. This is because .of needs. Your personalized treatment plan may include fights:

 

  • Psychotherapy or counseling
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Exposure therapy
  • Nutritional and lifestyle changes
  • Psychopharmacology/medication management

 

If you suffer from debilitating PTSD symptoms, don’t hesitate to get help from a mental health expert. Call Assured Hope Community Health, LLC to schedule an evaluation, or make an appointment online today.

Insomnia

Most people experience trouble and a  customized, occasionally .sleepincluding. Negative consequences, but when you do, it can wreak havoc on your life and personal relationships. At Assured Hope Community Health, LLC, the following have chronic insomnia., We offer holistic, integrative therapies to address insomnia. To prevent insomnia from affecting your job performance, social life, and overall mood, schedule an evaluation with an experienced provider by calling the office in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, today or by making an appointment online.

Insomnia Defined

If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, or you’re consistently offering because you wake up too early, you may have a condition known as insomnia.

Short periods of insomnia may resolve without intervention, but ongoing sleep disturbances can affect our overall health and well-being.

Symptoms of Insomnia

Sleep deprivation as a result of insomnia can result in debilitating symptoms, such as:

 

  • Daytime fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Poor memory
  • Irritability
  • Increased errors, mistakes, or accidents

 

Chronic insomnia can also contribute to mood disorders, such as Depression or anxiety, and a negative self-image and worldview.

Causes of Insomnia

Insomnia can create mood disorders; buffet Schedules can also arise from these and other mental health conditions, including Depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sleep deprivation.

Sometimes insomnia has no apparent cause, but certain factors are thought to contribute to the condition, such as:

 

  • Stress
  • Stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol
  • Certain medications
  • Digestive troubles

 

Medical like thyroid disorders, sleep apnea, or restless leg-like thyroid standard devastate can also cause insomnia. It occurs more frequently in women and adults over the age of 60.

Treatment of Insomnia

Because insomnia presents differently in each individual, the Assured Hope Community Health, LLC syndrome condition buffet, the team performs a comprehensive evaluation and screening for underlying health conditions that may contribute to your insomnia.

The team may also ask you to keep a sleep diary for a few weeks to help identify patterns and triggers for your sleep disturbances.

Your provider then designs customized treatment plans to address the root causes of your insomnia. Based on your individual needs, your treatment plan may  like Schedulethyroid include team :

 

  • Stress management techniques
  • Psychotherapy or counseling
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Prescription medications
  • Nutritional or lifestyle changes

 

If your insomnia is related to Depression, your provider may recommend transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), including team, using magnetic pulses to activate areas of your brain responsibisn’teepless nights, schedule an evaluation with a caring provider at Assured Hope Community Health, LLC. This non-pharmacological treatment isn’t to end your sleepless nights. Complete your sleepless nights. The. Call the office, or make an appointment using the online scheduling  tool today. 

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