Musick Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Associates Services
We treat a wide variety of conditions. Some of the common psychiatric conditions that we treat include:
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness throughout most of the day and lasting more than 2 weeks. There may be a loss of interest in everyday hobbies or social activities accompanied by trouble sleeping, eating, lack of concentration, thoughts of death and suicide.
Anxiety, Panic, Post Traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety are classes of an Anxiety disorder which may include the persistent feeling of fear that does not go away and may get worse over time. Symptoms can include restlessness, feeling easily fatigued, irritability, sudden intense and repetitious attacks of intense fear, constant worry, muscle tension, avoidance of places, feeling out of control, and fear of social situations or peoples judgment.
Bipolar Disorder is a brain disorder that causes frequent or unusual shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels which can interfere with the ability to perform day to day tasks. Moods may range from extremely high, elated feelings and energetic behavior to extreme sadness, hopelessness and depressive symptoms.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder is characterized by uncontrollable reoccurring thoughts or obsessions and behaviors that the person feels the urge to repeat continuously, known as compulsions. Common behaviors or feelings may include, fear of germs, unwanted thoughts involving sex, religion and harm, excessive handwashing, cleaning, arranging things in a precise manner, repeated checking, or counting.
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, or “DMDD” affects children and is characterized by extreme irritability, anger, and intense temper outbursts. Behavior generally is noted before the age of 10 but is not given to children under the age of 6 or over the age of 18.
Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity
This brain disorder is marked by the inability to pay attention or focus and disorganization, and can also include impulsivity, fidgeting and excessive talking that may occur in adolescents and adults. Adults may experience extreme restlessness and may seem intrusive to others with their constant need for activity. This disorder may interfere with daily functioning and development.
Eating Disorders are denoted by obsessions with food, body weight, and shape. Common eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. People with anorexia nervosa may severely restrict their food intake in the relentless pursuit to be thin. People with Bulimia Nervosa have frequent episodes binging on food. They may frequently force themselves to vomit or turn to the excessive use of laxatives and diuretics to cope with feelings of guilt and lack of control.
People with schizophrenia may experience Hallucinations, Delusions, dysfunctional ways of thinking and movement disorders as well as flat facial expressions, reduced feelings of pleasure, difficulty making decisions, inability to focus or pay attention, memory issues, reduced speaking and difficulty beginning or sustaining activities.
Substance Use and Addiction
Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a mental illness and affects 20.2 million people in the US. Substance use affects positive relationships with family members and friends, interferes with the ability to work or school and can lead to undesired behavior and lack of sound decisions.
Suicidal Ideation is characterized by thoughts or talking about wanting to die, or bring bodily harm to oneself resulting in death, talk of feeling hopeless or empty, guilty, shameful, feeling trapped or suffering unbearable pain without physical cause. Risky behavior, giving away possessions and putting affairs in order are warning signs.