Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
An adjustment disorder is a type of mental disorder resulting from maladaptive, or unhealthy, responses to stressful or psychologically distressing life events. This low level of adaptation then leads to the development of emotional or behavioral symptoms.
Adjustment Reaction with Anxious Mood
People with generalized anxiety disorder display excessive anxiety or worry for months and face several anxiety-related symptoms. Generalized anxiety symptoms include restlessness or feeling wound-up or on edge, being easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating or having your mind go blank, irritability...
People with panic disorder have recurrent unexpected panic attacks, which are sudden periods of intense fear that may include palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate; sweating; trembling or shaking;
People with social anxiety disorder (sometimes called “social phobia”) have a marked fear of social or performance situations in which they expect to feel embarrassed, judged, rejected, or fearful of offending others.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Meet Dr. Carrie Holl, M.A., Psy.D.
Dr. Carrie Holl specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a skill-building therapeutic approach that teaches people how to respond differently to stress, mood symptoms, and life events so that distress is reduced and effective coping is enhanced. Clients are empowered to develop a skill set to use during active treatment and later in daily life.
Research demonstrates that CBT not only can significantly reduce current symptoms, but also has been credited with lasting, positive effects and additional preventative components.
The bipolar spectrum is a term used to refer to conditions that include not only bipolar disorder as traditionally defined, but also other types of mental conditions that can involve depression or mood swings without manic or hypomanic episodes.
Coping with Chronic Health Issues
Your body is aching and the pain feels unbearable. The last thing you want to hear is, “it’s all in your head.” For people with chronic pain, the discomfort is very real, and they know all too well they feel it in their bodies.