Anxiety Disorders

You need to worry! While this may sound counterintuitive, we are actually hard wired to worry about anxiety provoking things as it ensures our survival. Although, as far too many people know (more people suffer from anxiety disorders than any other mental ...

Clinical experience has shown that, ironically, it is often the patient’s very attempt to solve the problem that, in fact, maintains it.  The attempted solution becomes the true problem.  -Giorgio Nardone & Paul Watzlawick

Why is Sugar so Addictive? It seems so simple and unthreatening, doesn’t it? A spoonful of sugar on your morning breakfast cereal, a candy bar for an afternoon pick-me-up, or a soda for a little extra energy…they all seem harmless enough. But, when looked at...

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can occur after an individual experiences an extreme traumatic event or an event that involves actual or threatened death or serious injury to oneself or someone else.  Fear, helplessness, and/or horror are experienced as a ...

Excessive anxiety and worry, that occurs more days than not and persist for at least six months, constitute the core features of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.  The worry and anxiety feels difficult to control and is about a number of different things.  In ...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by recurrent obsessions and/or compulsions that are incredibly time consuming or cause marked impairment and distress.  Individuals with OCD recognize that the obsessions or compulsions are beyond excess ...

Panic Disorder can be defined as the presence of recurrent, unexpected Panic Attacks (at least 2), followed by significant concern over having another attack.  A Panic Attack is marked by a discrete period of intense fear or distress in the absence of any ...

Social Phobia, aka Social Anxiety Disorder, is defined by a marked and persistent fear of social or performance situations in which embarrassment or humiliation may occur.  The individual feels acutely aware of the perceived scrutiny of others.  When exposed ...