Symptoms may include, but are not limited to, difficulty with relationships, self-regulation, and learning, as well as symptoms of depression, anxiety, or aggression. Emotional disturbance is one of the thirteen categories of disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The issues can be caused by a variety of factors, including mental health conditions, developmental disorders, traumatic experiences, or a lack of appropriate socialization or discipline. These can take many forms, such as aggression, defiance, impulsivity, or hyperactivity.
Self-harm is often associated with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It should be taken seriously as it may lead to serious injury or even death, and professional help should be sought immediately if self-harm is suspected or confirmed.
SPECIAL SERVICES FOR WOMEN
Depression and anxiety can affect women at any time in their life but there is an increased chance during pregnancy and the year following the birth of a baby.
Up to 1 in 10 women experience depression while they are pregnant and 1 in 6 women experience depression during the first year after birth. Anxiety conditions are thought to be as common with many women experiencing both conditions at the same time.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has indicated that 8–12% of couples worldwide experience infertility. The diagnosis and therapy put a heavy psychological and physical burden on most patients, female and male. The incidence of depression in couples presenting for infertility treatment is significantly higher than in comparable fertile couples. Anxiety is significantly higher in infertile couples than in the general population.
PERI & POSTNATAL DEPRESSION
Symptoms can include feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities.
Fertility can be affected by a variety of factors such as age, lifestyle, medical conditions, and genetic factors.
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ADHD Assessment & Testing
ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) assessment is a process used to determine whether an individual exhibits symptoms of ADHD and, if so, to what degree.
Anxiety disorder is a general term for a group of mental health conditions characterized by excessive or unrealistic feelings of fear, worry, or nervousness.
It is a type of anxiety disorder in which a person experiences persistent and recurring thoughts, impulses, or images (obsessions) that cause anxiety or distress.
Depression is a mental health disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities. It can also cause physical symptoms such as changes in appetite and sleep patterns.
A mental health condition characterized by a long-term, inflexible pattern of thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and interpersonal functioning that deviates from cultural and societal expectations.
The act of intentionally causing physical harm to oneself. This can take many forms, such as cutting, burning, or hitting oneself, or engaging in other forms of self-injury.
Suicidal ideation refers to thoughts about, or an unusual preoccupation with, wanting to take one’s own life. It can range from a passing thought to a detailed plan, and it can be described as passive, active or aggressive.
A group of conditions characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits. The most common eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder.
Addiction is a condition in which a person has an overpowering desire to continue using a substance or engaging in a behavior despite the harm it causes. Addictions can take many forms, such as addiction to drugs, alcohol, nicotine, food, gambling, sex, and other activities.
A state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress. It can occur as a result of prolonged exposure to excessive and prolonged occupational demands and pressures that are not matched to the individual’s resources and coping mechanisms.
A group of mental health conditions that are caused or exacerbated by stress. These conditions can manifest in various ways, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Frequently Asked Questions
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HOW TO UNDERSTAND IF I HAVE ANXIETY?
Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone experiences from time to time. However, when anxiety becomes excessive, prolonged and interferes with daily activities, it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.
Some common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Constant worry or fear
- Racing thoughts or a “mind that won’t shut off”
- Difficulty concentrating
- Irritability or restlessness
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
HOW MANY SESSIONS WOULD I NEED?
It’s difficult to say exactly how many sessions will be needed for you to feel better, as everyone’s experiences and needs are unique. However, it is important to note that therapy is a process and improvement may take time. The number of sessions will depend on the nature and severity of your concerns, and how you respond to treatment.
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