Psychological Distress

Psychological distress takes on many different forms and can impact lives in ways that can be moderate or severe. Below are eight ways that psychological distress can manifest itself. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following, please give us a call at 239-948-4325 to schedule an appointment.

Mood Disorders

Mood disorders exist even in sunny Naples and South Florida. Depression and Bipolar Disorder are real medical illnesses that lead to severe financial consequences as a result of job loss, drop in productivity, associated physical symptoms, and associated illicit drug or alcohol use.

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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety has become commonplace in our society. Outpatient anxiety treatment in Naples and South Florida is now more accessible and with new options. However, not all anxiety requires medical treatment. Anxiety occurs because of competing demands and situational factors, such as job conflict, marital discord, financial difficulties.

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Attention Deficit Disorders

Attention Deficit disorder in Naples and South Florida has been increasing due to diagnostic accuracy. This diagnosis continues to be the focus of attention (no pun intended) over the past few years. The explanation usually given is that clinicians and investigators have become more clinically vigilant of its symptoms, and therefore, the incidence of ADHD has risen.

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Phobias (Fears)

Social phobia or better understood as Social anxiety is the most understood and perhaps the most common of all mental disorders. Often the patient does not even know they are suffering from this. However, a simple inquiry such as being afraid of crowds and open places, shy, timid demeanor, often leading a frequent change of jobs can be so unfortunately painful for the patient.

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Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, and Bulimia are often categorized as Addiction Disorders since it involves the dopamine reward system. South Florida and Naples, with its limelight and pressure to look good, put influence on adolescents to the point that it distorts their self-image.

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Post Traumatic Stress

The word PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is often associated with war veterans. However, the truth that traumatic events are relative to the individual’s perception of the trauma. For example, the death of a dog can have catastrophic images in one person while in another is another event in life.

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Addiction

Addiction and addiction recovery has many definitions. The most important and consistent finding is that drug addiction is a Medical Disease. Thus, addiction requires medical treatment. This addiction is what keeps someone in a cycle of bad habits. If one is fortunate enough to recognize the cause and intervene, the medical disease of addiction will not endure.

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