Many psychiatrists do not provide psychotherapy as a treatment option, but research has shown that for many diagnoses, psychotherapy can be as effective as medications, while combining the two provides the greatest benefit.
Psychotherapy can involve the individual, parents, or the entire family. It can be performed on an individual basis or in a group setting. There are also many therapeutic philosophies that can be used depending on your individual needs.
The following is a list of many of the disorders that are commonly seen by psychiatrists. While the list is long, it is by no means comprehensive. Please call to discuss your current concerns and learn if psychiatric treatment could help you.
A few types of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. An Individual can have multiple anxiety disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects many children and sometimes continues into adulthood. ADHD includes a combination of persistent problems, such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity and impulsive behavior
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism spectrum disorder includes conditions previously considered separate — autism, Asperger’s, childhood disintegrative disorder and an unspecified type of pervasive developmental disorder
Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a condition that causes exaggerated mood swings that range from emotional highs (mania) and lows (depression)
Depression is a affective disorder that causes ongoing feelings of sadness and a detachment of interests. Also known as clinical depression, it affects how a person feels, thinks and behaves and can lead to emotional and physical problems. An individual may have trouble doing daily activities
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) presents as patterns of unwanted thoughts and fears that lead to repetitive behaviors. These obsessions and compulsions disrupt activities and cause anxiety
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Even the well-behaved children can behavioral problems. However, if your child frequently exhibits behaviors that include, anger, irritability, arguing, or defiance toward you and other adults, he or she may have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that is caused by a traumatic event. The event can be something a person witnesses or experiences personally. Symptoms may include sudden vivid memories, nightmares and severe anxiety
Additional Conditions treated:
• Anxiety Disorders
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Bipolar Disorder
• Conduct Disorder
• Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
• Dissociative Identity Disorder
• Eating Disorders
• Gender Dysphoria
• Learning Disorders
• Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder
• Personality Disorders
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Postpartum Depression
• Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
• Reactive Attachment Disorder
• Schizoaffective Disorder
• Seasonal Affective Disorder
• Sexual Dysfunctions
• Tourette’s Syndrome and other Tic Disorders
At Axon Health Associates, we make every effort to ensure the proper balance of psychotherapy and medications will be used to deliver the best possible results. We are firm believers in presenting our patients with the evidence behind various options in order for our patients to pick the best treatment option for them. It is our goal to provide the best possible care. Let Axon Health Associates help you live your life to the fullest!
The initial appointment involves obtaining information about the presenting problem, in addition to reviewing psychological, social, and medical histories. If you have records of previous medical or mental health treatment, including educational or psychological testing, they will be reviewed during this appointment. If the patient is a minor, they will need to be accompanied by a legal guardian. The evaluation typically lasts 60 – 75 minutes. On rare occasions, the evaluation may need to be completed on a follow-up date. Treatment options will be discussed after the evaluation is completed.
Medications can also be used when determined felt to be beneficial. I will present to you the medication options, including evidence behind their use as well as their potential side effects.
Only the safest and most effective medications will be considered first.