In Major Depression, a person experiences episodes lasting days, weeks, or even months in which their mood is low. During these times they are often sad, apathetic, or irritable. Nothing seems fun anymore, and life seems hopeless. Fortunately, dozens of treatment options are available. With proper treatment, the depression will end and they will feel themselves again. At Discover Yourself Wellness Center we offer Psychotherapy, Psychiatric Services, Cannabis Medicine and Ketamine Infusion to help diagnosis and effectively treat Major Depressive Disorder.
In Bipolar Disorder, a person suffers from episodes of depressed mood as well as episodes of overly-high mood, or mania. During these times, they often act recklessly, sleep little, and become hyperactive. In many cases, their grasp of reality is poor during these times. Treatment is effective for both mania and depression, so they can return to a mood that is neither too high nor too low. Discover Yourself Wellness Center can offer maintenance services to help a person recover from many of the psycho-social stresses that result from episodes of Bipolar Disorder. If you require more intensive-based services, Discover Yourself Wellness Center can help to coordinate those services with other providers in the community.
People who suffer from Generalized Anxiety worry almost constantly. They often become anxious about many different things, and this can make it difficult to finish tasks. With so many worries, falling asleep is often very difficult. With proper treatment, this illness can subside and a sense of calm can return. The providers at Discover Yourself Wellness Center are familiar with all the mainstay forms of treatment to address Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work. Symptoms include limited attention and hyperactivity. Treatments include medication and talk therapy.
In Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, a person suffers from thoughts or fears that they cannot push from their mind. The thoughts are often described as intrusive because the sufferer feels helpless in controlling the thoughts. They may also find that they become anxious if they do not repeatedly perform a task in a specific way. With treatment, these thoughts become less common and less worrisome, and the rituals can be controlled. There are different forms of OCD; at Discover Yourself Wellness Center we can help you determine the exact problem.
PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. It is natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. Fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to help defend against danger or to avoid it. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger.
Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is a psychological disorder that can develop in response to prolonged, repeated experience of interpersonal trauma in a context in which the individual has little or no chance of escape. C-PTSD relates to the trauma model of mental disorders and is associated with chronic sexual, psychological, narcissistic (child) abuse and physical abuse or neglect, chronic intimate partner violence, victims of prolonged workplace or school bullying, victims of kidnapping and hostage situations, indentured servants, victims of slavery and human trafficking, sweatshop workers, prisoners of war, concentration camp survivors, residential school survivors, and defectors of cults or cult-like organizations. Situations involving this prolonged abuse can lead to C-PTSD-like symptoms, which can include ongoing feelings of terror, worthlessness, helplessness, and deformation of one’s identity and sense of self.
In panic disorder, sudden episodes of panic arise abruptly and last for about fifteen to twenty minutes. In these episodes, many people believe that they are dying or that they must get to the open air as quickly as possible. Some people become so worried about having attacks in unfamiliar places that they never leave home. With treatment, panic attacks become rare and – surprisingly – tolerable. At Discover Yourself Wellness Center we use an eclectic form of psychotherapy to help better understand the nature of your panic attacks and to execute a plan to help reduce the severity of these concerns.
Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. Psychoactive substance use can lead to dependence syndrome – a cluster of behavioral, cognitive, and physiological phenomena that develop after repeated substance use and that typically include a strong desire to take the drug, difficulties in controlling its use, persisting in its use despite harmful consequences, a higher priority given to drug use than to other activities and obligations, increased tolerance, and sometimes a physical withdrawal state. With treatment, an individual caught in the pattern of abusing substances increases his/her likelihood in recovery.
A person with an adjustment disorder develops emotional and/or behavioral symptoms as a reaction to a stressful event. Adjustment disorders, on the other hand, are short-term, rarely lasting longer than six months. An adjustment disorder is a group of symptoms, such as stress, feeling sad or hopeless, and physical symptoms that can occur after you go through a stressful life event. The symptoms occur because you are having a hard time coping. Your reaction is stronger than expected for the type of event that occurred.
A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. A person with a personality disorder has trouble perceiving and relating to situations and people. This causes significant problems and limitations in relationships, social activities, work and school.
In some cases, you may not realize that you have a personality disorder because your way of thinking and behaving seems natural to you. And you may blame others for the challenges you face. Personality disorders usually begin in the teenage years or early adulthood. There are many types of personality disorders. Some types may become less obvious throughout middle age.
Instances of Transgenerational Trauma where the trauma is a shared experience among a group of people and their role in society, are often referred to as historical trauma. In general, historical trauma consists of three factors: the widespread nature, traumatic events resulting in a collective suffering, and the malicious intent of those inflicting the trauma. This form of trauma is specific as it affects a large population and is typically more complex than individual trauma. Historical trauma can result in a greater loss of identity and meaning, which in turn may affect generations upon generations until the trauma is ingrained into society.
Eating disorders are characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits. Eating Disorders describe illnesses that are characterized by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an individual’s well-being. The most common forms of eating disorders include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder and affect both females and males.
Race-based traumatic stress is an individual’s response to racial discrimination as traumatic or outside of their ability to cope. Race-based traumatic stress can be experienced both directly and indirectly and can occur on an interpersonal level, institutional level, or cultural level. As such, research indicates that race-based traumatic stress can be demonstrated as a number of negative outcomes, including psychopathological symptoms, social inequities, and internalized racial oppression. Race-based traumatic stress is viewed as a consequence of racially motivated discrimination, exclusion, and unjust treatment.