The United States leads the world in understanding the importance of mental health to the overall health and well being of a person. What we are coming to realize now is that mental health is absolutely essential to achieving prosperity. According to the landmark “Global Burden of Disease” study, commissioned by the World Health Organization and the World Bank, among developed nations, including the United States, 4 of the 10 leading causes of disability for persons age 5 and older are mental health diagnoses. Mental health related diagnoses are also tragic contributors to mortality, with suicide representing one of the leading preventable causes of death in the United States and worldwide.*

We encourage individuals to seek treatment when they find themselves experiencing the signs and symptoms of mental distress. There are effective treatments and service delivery strategies as well as an array of safe and effective medications and psychosocial interventions, typically used in combination, which allow us to effectively treat most mental health issues. Mental health related issues are just as real as visible physical issues. Often lack of awareness results in lost opportunities for individuals to seek treatment and improve or recover.

Somatoform Disorders

Disorders in this category include those where the symptoms suggest a medical condition but where no medical condition can be found by a physician.

Impulse Control Disorders

Disorders in this category include the failure or extreme difficulty in controlling impulses despite the negative consequences.

Sleep Disorders

Primary Sleep disorders are divided into two subcategories: Dyssomnias are those disorders relating to the amount, quality, and timing of sleep.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are characterized by disturbances in eating behavior. This can mean eating too much, not eating enough, or other symptoms.

Gender Dysmorphia

A medical cause must be ruled out prior to making any sexual dysfunction diagnosis and the symptoms must be hindering the person’s everyday functioning.

Dissociative Disorders

The main symptoms in dissociative disorders include; a disruption in consciousness, memory, identity, or perception.

Psychotic Disorders

The major symptom of these disorders is psychosis, or delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs that significantly hinder a person’s ability to function.

Cognitive Disorders

A person with a cognitive disorder does not process information correctly within the brain. This results in impaired awareness and judgment, loss of memory, and more.

Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders contain symptoms that are enduring and play a major role in most, if not all, aspects of the person’s life.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders categorize a large number of disorders where the primary feature is abnormal or inappropriate anxiety.

Adjustment Disorders

When an adjustment causes significant problems for an abnormal length of time, it may be considered an Adjustment Disorder.

Mood Disorders

To be diagnosed with a mood disorder, your feelings must be to the extreme, inappropriate, exaggerated, or a limited range of feelings.

Addiction, Substance Abuse, & Withdrawal

Addiction is a physical or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, such as a drug or alcohol.