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Mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression and panic disorder can be life-altering and cause real pain. Patients and family members need a highly trained psychiatrist to help them find the right diagnosis, identify all the relevant treatment options, and navigate a complicated mental health care system in order to get the best care possible. Our professional team of board-certified psychiatrists and clinicians are equipped to handle a comprehensive range of psychiatric conditions and dedicated to helping you and others who are may be suffering with highly treatable mental conditions. 

Depression

Depression is one of most prevalent forms of mental illness and is highly treatable. Symptoms of depression include persistent feelings of sadness, anxiousness or 'emptiness', pessimism, guilt, worthlessness and hopelessness. Depression can also cause fatigue and decreased energy, insomnia, and a loss of interest in activities that are pleasurable. More Info.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels.  During these shifts into Mania (highs) or Depression (lows) people experience intense emotions, changes in activity levels, and sleep that interfere with their daily function.  Some people may experience symptoms of both depression and mania at the same time.   Others might experience less intense periods of hypo-mania which causes them to feel happier and more productive than usual, while having more severe depression episodes.  The complexity of possible symptom patterns makes the correct diagnosis  very important in order to guide each individual toward the best  treatment  options.

Psychotic Disorders

There are a number of different types of psychotic disorders, including brief psychotic disorder, schizophrenia, and delusional disorder. Psychotic episodes can also be seen in certain types of major depression and bipolar disorder.

Anxiety 

Public health officials estimate that more than 40 million American adults suffer from a form of anxiety each year. This is approximately one in five adults in the United States. The anxiety referred to by psychiatrists and public health officials is unlike the relatively mild and brief anxiety felt everyday by millions of people who are going to a job interview, a first date or speaking in public. Anxiety disorders are more intense and can last longer – generally at least 6 months. There are many new treatments for anxiety.

Panic Disorder

People with panic attacks have  sudden and repeated attacks where they  experience fear or losing control without  any real danger. They might feel that they are having a heart attack or unable to breathe.  The attacks can occur at any time, causing dread that another attack will occur.  This in turn can cause some people to develop agoraphobia, where they avoid certain places (such as stores or restaurants) , or certain activities, (such as driving on highways)  for fear they will have another panic attack, be embarrassed, or be unable to escape if a panic attack does occur.  Panic disorder can respond very well to  medication and therapy treatments.

Social Phobia

People with social anxiety disorder (sometimes called “social phobia”) have a marked fear of social or performance situations in which they expect to feel embarrassed, judged, rejected, or fearful of offending others. Social anxiety disorder is not the same as shyness More Info.

ADD | ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is also referred to as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is believed that 8 million people in the United States have some form of ADHD. ADHD can begin in childhood and continue into adulthood. There are a number of different types of ADHD which doctors diagnose based on the types of symptoms present.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over.

Cynthia Berry, M.D.

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