Psychological disorders are mental health conditions that can affect a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior. There are many different types of psychological disorders, and each one can severely impact a person’s physical health and overall wellness.
Psychological disorders and their symptoms can be managed, and individuals who have them can lead healthier, happier, and more functional lives. Here, we will talk about the most common psychological disorders and where you can get expert and compassionate treatment for mental health disorders in Atlanta, GA.
1. Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
Major depressive disorder is characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It may also include changes in appetite, sleep, energy level, concentration, and self-esteem.
2. Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is characterized by periods of mania or hypomania alternating with periods of depression. It may also include psychotic symptoms during manic episodes.
3. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
This is an anxiety disorder that’s characterized by excessive, uncontrollable, and often irrational worry about things that may be accompanied by physical symptoms such as sweating, palpitations, and tension.
4. Panic Disorder
Panic disorders are characterized by recurrent unexpected panic attacks followed by persistent fear of future attacks. Panic disorder may also include physical symptoms such as chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, etc.
5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD is characterized by obsessions (recurrent intrusive thoughts) and/or compulsions (repetitive behaviors or mental acts) that are aimed at reducing anxiety related to the obsession.
6. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD is usually diagnosed after exposure to a traumatic event such as combat, rape/sexual assault, or a natural disaster. It can lead to flashbacks and nightmares reliving the trauma, avoidance behaviors, and negative changes in mood and thinking patterns.
7. Eating Disorders
Eating disorders can cause you to have an unhealthy relationship with food. Individuals with eating disorders often have a distorted view of their body image and may see themselves as overweight even when they are not. People with eating disorders may try to control their weight through dangerous methods such as starving themselves (anorexia nervosa) or binging and purging (bulimia nervosa).
8. Substance Abuse Disorder
Substance abuse is characterized by the use of illegal/prescription drugs or alcohol excessively and compulsively, despite the negative consequences.
9. Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder is a type of personality disorder that is characterized by impulsivity, instability in relationships and mood, and self-harming behaviors. People with borderline personality disorder often have a hard time managing their emotions and thoughts.
10. Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) causes one to have an inflated sense of self-importance, a need for excessive admiration, and a lack of empathy for others. An individual with NPD may have difficulty maintaining healthy relationships due to their inability to empathize with others or see them as equals.
Mental Health Treatment in Atlanta, GA
Tremedy offers compassionate mental health counseling services to support and help you manage and overcome difficulties caused by psychological disorders. Our highly skilled counselors are here for you. Being an integrative medicine practice, we are able to look at your problem as a whole and create a treatment plan that addresses physical health issues such as chronic pain, undernutrition, chronic stress, hormonal imbalances, and more. We believe it is only through comprehensive holistic care that patients can achieve lasting healing, relief, and recovery.
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