Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps one deal with a tense situation in the office, study harder for an exam, or stay focused on an important speech. In general, it helps one cope. But when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder. Generalized Anxiety Disorder. People with generalized anxiety disorder can't seem to shake their concerns. Their worries are accompanied by physical symptoms, especially fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating, and/or hot flashes. We provide anxiety treatment for patients at our Jacksonville, FL location.
Above is a general list of potential diagnoses treated in our office in Jacksonville, FL by our experienced psychiatrist. Pacifica Care treats these and many other situational, behavioral, and cognitive conditions.
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and/or repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Repetitive behaviors such as hand washing, counting, checking, or cleaning are often performed with the hope of preventing obsessive thoughts or making them go away. Performing these so-called "rituals," however, provides only temporary relief, and not performing them increases anxiety. Pacifica Care can provide OCD treatment for those local to Jacksonville, FL.
Panic Disorder is an anxiety disorder and is characterized by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms that may include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, or abdominal distress. They may have a sense of unreality, or fear of impending doom or loss of control. We have Panic Disorder treatment for patients in Jacksonville,FL.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat. People with PTSD have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once close to. They may experience sleep problems, feel detached or numb, or be easily startled. Pacifica Care can provide Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment to new patients in Jacksonville,FL.
Social Phobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by overwhelming anxiety and excessive self-consciousness in everyday social situations. Social phobia can be limited to only one type of situation — such as a fear of speaking in formal or informal situations, or eating or drinking in front of others — or, in its most severe form, may be so broad that a person experiences symptoms almost anytime they are around other people. People with social phobia have a persistent, intense, and chronic fear of being watched and judged by others and being embarrassed or humiliated by their own actions. Their fear may be so severe that it interferes with work or school, and other ordinary activities. Physical symptoms often accompany the intense anxiety of social phobia and include blushing, profuse sweating, trembling, nausea, and difficulty talking. We have Social Anxiety Disorder treatment for our patients in Jacksonville, FL.
Bipolar Disorder is a serious medical illness that causes shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. Different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through, the symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. Bipolar disorder causes dramatic mood swings from overly "high" and/or irritable to sad and hopeless, and then back again, often with periods of normal mood in between. Severe changes in energy and behavior go along with these changes in mood. The periods of highs and lows are called episodes of mania and depression. Pacifica Care can provide Bipolar Disorder treatment for patients in Jacksonville,FL.
People with depression often cannot explain the reason for becoming depressed, though they describe it as emotionally painful and saddening. The predominant symptoms of depression are a general loss of interest and energy, and an inability to experience pleasure. A person with depression typically withdraws from or becomes impaired in social interactions. Apathy toward work, school, relationships, responsibility, and eventually toward important goals, negatively affects the person and the family. The economic cost is significant in terms of lost hours, reduced productivity, and health care. If you think you have depression and are local to Jacksonville, FL Pacifica Care may have the right depression treatment for you.
Adjustment disorder is a temporary disorder of varying severity that occurs as an acute reaction to overwhelming stress in persons of any age who have no apparent underlying mental disorders. The identifiable psychosocial pressures that may contribute to the disorder includes major changed in life events this includes divorced, having serious illness or disability, financial difficulties, working problems, moving from one place to another, retirement and cultural disturbance.
People who are alcohol dependent are unable to reduce the amount they drink or to stop drinking, though they often try. Most telling, alcohol use takes over more and more of the person's life, and he or she may deny the complications it causes. Those who are dependent often experience physical and psychological dependence. Psychological dependence is characterized by the belief that alcohol is necessary in order to perform everyday activities. Dependence is confirmed when alcohol use is accompanied by signs of tolerance, withdrawal, abuse, and the compulsion to drink even when there are clear signs that it interferes with daily life. If you or someone you know in Jacksonville,FL has an alcohol dependence problem call Pacifica Care. We have the right Alcohol dependence and substance abuse treatment our patients local to Jacksonville, FL.
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